Victory for Martin Sonka at the 2011 Riga FAI Elite Aerobatic Formula

Nine of the best aerobatic pilots in the world competed in Latvia this weekend for the 2011 Riga FAI Elite Aerobatic Formula organised by renowned Lithuanian pilot Jurgis Kairys. The skills and manoeuvres of the pilots wowed the large crowd gathered in the centre of Riga to admire the competition taking place over the Dauguva river.

2011 Riga Elite Formula 2011 prize-giving ceremonyMartin Sonka, Jeff Boerboon and Svetlana Kapanina

After two competition flights, Czech pilot Martin Sonka won the Gold Medal, while Jeff Boerboon (USA) finished second and Svetlana Kapanina (RUS) took the Bronze Medal.

After the closing ceremony in Riga, Jurgis Kairys flew a display for the spectators.

All the results are available on the competition website and the pictures on the FAI Flickr account.