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.
Included in the package are the following: -
a) Fuel at no charge
b) Oil at no charge
c) Landing Fees
e) Transportation with drivers
f) Accommodation at the Contest Hotel (single rooms)
g) Breakfast & Dinner
At all times fuel will be available on demand regardless of which airfield is being utilised, it may be necessary to transfer aircraft at the end of the day to the main Malelane base for storage (two-minute flight).
The cost of the package is as follows: -
Euro 285 per training day for each competitor
Euro 150 per day for each non-flying Team Member
A discount will be available for those electing to share accommodation
This arrangement will benefit all concerned, it will simplify the procurement and dispensing of fuel, making technical assistance simpler, whilst giving everyone access to the contest performance zone on an equal basis.
WAC 2017 in Malelane
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.