Advanced Aerobatic Team 2021

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June 25, 2021

Today the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team, led by team manager Mike Heuer, officially withdrew from the 2021 World Advanced Aerobatic Championships.
"The USA's support for international aerobatic competition is unwavering, but the international sanctioning body, CIVA, came up with a plan that was entirely incompatible with the needs of the U.S. Team," said IAC President Jim Bourke. "Our team could not work with the changing contest dates or venues which made it impossible to ship planes nor could they arrange to have a coach present at the contest.  One by one our team members left the team feeling discouraged.  I've asked the IAC's CIVA delegate, Mike Gallaway to express our profound disappointment and feelings of discouragement at the next CIVA plenary, and to protest the transformation of what should be a world event into an event that is run entirely by and for teams from continental Europe.  My thanks to everyone on the U.S. Team for the amazing effort they put forward this year.  They may not find a place on the podium but they served their country well."

WAAC 2021 - Site location changed

June 22, 2021 By Nick Buckenham

CIVA NEWS - I am now able to confirm that the 14th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championship will be relocated to Torun Airfield in Poland. This excellent result has been achieved at very short notice by the CIVA Bureau with the help and guidance of the Polish NAC, and for all of us provides an extremely welcome result with the minimum of disruption from the original solution.The only alteration to the schedule relates to the start date, which the Polish organisers believe should be set back by two days so that the event will now run from Friday July 16th to the closing date of Saturday July 24th, with departures on Sunday 25th.

The 14th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championships will take place 16-25 of July 2021 at Torun Airfield in Poland. 


2021 U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team chosen at the 2019 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships

Congratulations to the 2021 U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team members; Top Row : Angelo Cillaroto, Matt Dunfee, Marty Flournoy, Don Hartmann. Bottom Row: Jerry Riedinger, Adam Messenheimer, J Jeff Pettrocelli (Team Captain), and John Wacker. Follow the team on their FaceBook page:








Donation Levels;

  • $2500: Helps sponsor the team's entry fees at WAAC 2020
  • $1000: Helps move a competition aircraft 500 miles closer to Hosin.
  • $500:   Helps sponsor the team's airfare.
  • $100:   Helps cover the cost of fuel and oil for one day of training camp.
  • $50:     Help to cover the cost of world-class coaching at training camp.