The 29th FAI World Aerobatic Championships will be held in Malelane, South Africa from 9th to 17th September 2017. Malelane is situated in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa alongside the Olifants River on the southern border of the Kruger Park.
Getting There: Malelane is approximately 350 kms from Johannesburg. Most major airlines have direct flights to Johannesburg from all corners of the globe. There are regular daily flights from Johannesburg to Kruger International Airport, situated 90 kms from Malelane. A number of car rental companies are represented at Kruger International including Europcar, Hertz, Budget amongst others.
Event Schedule: 9 September 2017. Arrivals, Judges Briefing and Opening Ceremony.
10 to 17 September 2017. Competition Flights.
17 September 2017. Public Display, Closing Ceremony.
18 September 2017. Departures.
Entry Fees: Competitors. Payment by 1 July 2017 - Euro 1,700. Late payment - Euro 1,870.
Observers and team members. Payment by 1 July 2017 - Euro 1,200. Late payment - Euro 1,350
Airfield Information: The championships will be held at the Malelane Airfield (FAMN). Runway 09 / 27 Length 1100m. Tarred. Co-ordinates 25 28 24S 31 33 56E. Hangarage available. The aerobatic box is situated to the south of the runway. Elevation 1,135 ft AMSL.
International Jury: Alan Cassidy (GBR) (Jury President), Vladimir Makula (CZR), Pierre Varloteaux (FRA).
Chief Judge: Nick Buckenham (GBR).
Judges: Guy Auger FRA, Vladimir Kotelnikov RUS, Laszlo Liszkay RSA, Kimmo Virtanen FIN, Violette Gedminaite LIT, Gabor Talabos HUN, Marty Flournoy USA.
Contest Director: John Gaillard RSA.
Contest Organisers: Sport Aerobatic Club of South Africa.