YAK 52 World Championships Cancelled

The 1st YAK 52 World Aerobatic Championships scheduled to be held in South Africa in June is cancelled. In a letter to participants, Contest Director John Gaillard stated the reasons were cancellations received in the last few days by pilots and observers and non-confirmation of entries by several countries. The even became unviable from a financial standpoint. The future of the YAK WAC, and other competitions, will be discussed at CIVA's plenary in November.