Technical champs today, freestyle champs tomorrow

The World Aerobatic Championships 2009 will culminate thisweekend in an action packed finale that will see the world’s greatestpilots showcase their dazzling talents across a range of technical andfreestyle disciplines.

Visitors will also be wowed with a breathtaking displayfrom the world famous Vulcan bomber while the high octane action will continueon the ground with the historic Silverstone circuit hosting the latest round ofthe British Touring Car Championships (BTCC)

The climax of the World Technical Championship takes placeon Friday 28 August while the World Freestyle Championship will be held on Saturday 29.Both days promise to provide some of the most spectacular flying ever seen inthis country with pilots battling it out for the coveted title of WorldChampion.

As a further attraction, Andy Green, the first person tobreak the sound barrier on land, will be bringing a scaled down model of theBloodhound SSC, in which he hopes to set a 1000mph world record with hispartner Richard Noble.

Regarded as the most popular display plane in the country,the enormous Avro Vulcan delta-winged Cold War bomber which was recentlyrestored to flight, is sure to be one of the biggest draws of the weekend.

 Jeff Zaltman, MD of Flying Aces, commented, “Spectators heading to Silverstone this Friday andSaturday are in for a thrilling show. The finale of the championships promisesfantastic entertainment with spectacular displays of extreme skill andprecision from the competing WAC pilots. Equally as exciting for aviationenthusiasts will be the arrival of the Vulcan bomber on Saturday. This is trulyan honour and we’re thrilled as organisers to be able to host such aworld renowned plane.  With Andy Green onsite with a model of hisprototype Bloodhound SCC and the BTCC stars on track wereally can guarantee a fantastic day out!&#