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Airplanes. "19th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships" takes off

Lausanne, Switzerland - Fifty-nine pilots from 15 Nations are competing. The biggest team is Poland with 11 units

The "19th FAI-Fédération Aéronautique Internationale-World Glider Aerobatic Championship" starts on Wednesday 20 July 2016 and will end after a 10-day competition. The competition is the highlight of the international Glider Aerobatics calendar and takea place at Matko Airport in Hungary. Gliders are towed up into a performance zone – the ‘box’ – at 1,250m above the ground. The box is a 1,000m x 1,000m x 1,000m invisible cube in the sky. It is marked out by GPS, as well as white stripes on the ground. Fifty-nine pilots from 15 Nations are competing. The biggest teams are Poland, with 11 pilots, Hungary with nine, Germany with eight, and France, Czech Republic and Italy with five pilots each.

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