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Virtual World Aerobatic Championship

Last updated Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:51:39 GMT
Originally posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2007 23:27:54 GMT

Virtual pilots from all over the world already joined and can not wait to present their skills in accuracy and grace flying.

Do not miss the thrill of loops and rolls, everything judged with the original FAI - rules by a real national judge (me. ;-) ). Latest entry date for the qualification programs is the 19th. October, the unknown Programs will be published at 20th October.

With seven pilots listed from four different nations (Brazil, US, UK, Czech Republic) the 2014 edition of the VWAC Championships was set to be one of the most thrilling yet. Into its 12th Edition, these championships have been growing at a steady pace ever since the first one back in 2002.

Emulating the real-life FAI Acrobats championships, this manages to carry the same thrill and feeling as the real thing and encapsulates the stunning quality of the championships into a simulated environment.

Virtual Acrobatics has become far more popular in recent years thanks to the work of Michael Garbers, who started the Flight Xtreme program after growing disillusioned with the nature of typical sight-seeing flights in simulation. Instead, he created a competitive acrobatic tournament that would put the greatest simulated acrobats off against one another in a bit to create a far more engrossing form of entertainment for those who want to both participate and watch.

The site has gathered much recognition over the years, and has even been noted by real-life acrobatic pilots throughout the massive German scene. In fact, in 2012, Michael was a judge at the German Nationals!

As it stands, Jaroslav Kubat is the reigning VWAC World Champion, after beating Brazilian Balilia Annunciaocao in the final. Flying an XA41 aircraft, Jaroslav totaled a massively impressive 7270 points in the final bout, whilst Balila garnered 6043 points. Having claimed the championship for the first time, the world of virtual flight simulation has taken notice of Jaroslav for good – but could you take him on, do you think?

The 2015 event is only a few months away and will be a showcase for everyone involved with Flight Xtreme and virtual simulation as a whole. Entry is open to all who feel like they are capable, but be warned that you need to go through a rigorous qualification process to make it to the final settings!

These programs will be published later on in the year prior to the event beginning, and you’ll find that people from all parts of the world will be taking part!

We’ll be keeping everyone updated on the latest improvements and changes within the VWAC community so when the time comes to get involved with this group we’ll be sure to let you know when to sign up! Registration and joining in is completely free.

With everyone being scored on a percentage level you need to be able to get used to the various types of aircraft out there – each stage will usually involve something different. Some use a glider, some use something more advanced and challenging to use. If you are interested in finding out more about the VWAC championships and when they might be held this year just keep updated with us and we’ll be sure to pass on all the information that we find about this brilliant event as soon as we can. 

Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a Flight Simulation enthusiast with a keen interest in aviation and technology. He has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.

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