The NAVplus CHALLENGE SERIES
WHAT: The NAVplus Challenge Series is a no limits aerobatic competition organized by the Championship Air Show Pilots Association (CASPA). The Series features six professional air show pilots and aerobatic champions competing for individual honors and $150,000 at four major Air Shows in 1999.
WHO: Pilots competing in the 1999 Series are:
Hill - America Online Extra 300
Matt Chapman – Mudry CAP 231
Mike Goulian - Mudry CAP 232
Ian Groom - FUJIFILM SU-31
Gene Soucy - Extra 330 Sean D. Tucker - 10-10-220 Power Aerobatic Team
AirMichigan - Wayne County Air Show
Willow Run Airport June 26-27
Dayton Daily News United States Air and Trade Show presented by Bank One
Dayton International Airport July 24-25
Wittman Field July 28 – August 1
Cleveland National Air Show presented by
Discount Drug Mart
Burke Lakefront Airport Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6
WHY: The competitions are a series of high-energy competitive fly-offs that are designed to bring twisting, turning, end-over-end unlimited aerobatics close to the ground and right in front of the audience. A panel of air show fans becomes the judges and determine the scores based on the excitement and appeal of each pilot’s performance. Each day consists of three Rounds where pilots compete for individual points:
Compulsory: A successive parade of pre-determined maneuvers
Freestyle: Each pilot has exclusive use of the entire aerobatic zone for four minutes to perform a routine of his or her choice.
Challenge: Two pilots compete simultaneously, striving to dazzle the judges
At the end of the weekend the two pilots with the highest scores compete head-to-head in a winner take all aerobatic showdown, the Championship Challenge Round.
HOW: Northcoast Aerospace, Inc., maker of the NAVplus VR-220C, a Pen-Based Navigation Computer, is the Series Sponsor.
more information on the NAVplus Challenge Series or CASPA, please call
216.781.0748, or access the CASPA website at http://www.caspainc.com.
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