The 2017 World Aerobatic Championships will be held in Malelane, South Africa

from the 9 - 17 September 2017.



Contest Officials:
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.

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Getting There: Malelane is situated on the southern border of the Kruger Park and is approximately 350 kms from Johannesburg. Most major international airlines have direct flights to Johannesburg from all corners of the globe. There are regular daily flights from Johannesburg to Kruger International Airport, situated just 90 kms from Malelane. A number of car rental companies are represented at Kruger International including Europcar, Hertz, Budget amongst others.


Regional Airlines

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Car Rental

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The 2017 World Aerobatic Championship will take place in Malelane, South Africa from the 9th - 17th September 2017.

Training Package:

The WAC Organisers have decided to offer a complete training package in order to make things easier for competing teams, as finding a suitable airfield with fuel available, hangar and accommodation could have proved to be a challenge, especially as some aircraft are being shared.
We have therefore created four aerobatic boxes at two airfields (including the WAC site) these airfields are 5kms apart, the boxes will be available constantly and practice flights will be scheduled by the organisers. Should the four boxes prove insufficient a further satellite airfield close by will be used.