2018 Reporting

The Championship was exactly the great experience everyone hoped for and demonstrated what the vintage aircraft community is all about. The ambition of creating the right balance of social energy and atmosphere and competitive excitement and spirit was realized up to our high expectations.

A close look at the weather forecast for Saturday made us fly quite intensively on Friday. And we made it! All programs was flown… and lucky for this. The weather turned non-flyable on Saturday. This leaving plenty of time for the interesting “bad weather programme” consisting on speech/presentations from Hardy Vad (The KZ8 story), Bose Aviation, and the fantastic journey from Australia to UK ind a Jungmann. Taff Smith second to none!!

The special atmosphere was highly demonstrated through out “The Performance”… be it the “evening dancing”/briefing, the actual performance to romantic music, or in the “social scoring”…. and though out the award evening.

Everyone made new friends, admired beautiful and timeless machinery and shared tall tales between the competitive flights.


The VAWC winners:

Looping the Loop: World champion 2018: No 1 Claus Cordes (83,71%), No 2 Les Clark (83,62%), No 3 Poul Erik Nielsen (82,31%)

Dancing the Cloverleaf: World champion 2018: No 1 Jan Schedek-Jacht (74,76%), No2 Søren Dolriis (74,23%), No 3 Stephen Hipwell (69,73%)

Rolling the circle: World champion 2018: No1 Benoit Dierickx (73,16%), No 2 Bernhard Drummer (71,27%) No 3 Rainer Bernd (67,21%)

The Performance/SOLO (Free Style): Performance Champion 2018: No 1 Benoit Dierickx (17,19). No 2 Rainer Bernd (16,57). No 3 Pernhard Drummer (16,03)

The Performance/TEAM: Performance Champion No 1 Rainer&Bernhard (16,64), Les&Taf (16,08), Olli&Jan (12,22)

Participants VAWC 2018     
Barry TempestTDBVintageBritish
Poul Erik NielsenStampe SV4cVintageDanish
Magnus BorgSaab SafirVintageSwedish
Johan PalmgrenSaab SafirVintageSwedish
Claus CordesStieglitzVintageGerman
Daniel BoppBölkovClassicSwitzerland
Les ClarkBücker JungmannClassicBritish
Dr. Oliver HeupelBücker JungmeisterVintageGerman
Stephen HipwellZlin 256ClassicBritish
Povl ToftStampe SV4BvintageDanish
Alexander TschakaloffSaab 91DClassic (1959)German
Jan Schiedek-JachtBücker JungmannVintageGerman
Søren DolriisStampe SV4cVintageDanish
Rainer BerndBücker JungmeisterVintageGerman
Taff SmithBücker JungmannVintageBritish
Hardy VadKZ8VintageDanish
Stephan StritterBücker JungmannReplica
Benoit DierickxBücker JungmeisterReplicaBelgium
Les ClarkBücker JungmannClassicGerman
Bernhard DrummerBücker JungmeisterVintageGerman
Stephan StritterBücker JungmannReplica
Magnus BorgSaab SafirVintageSwedish
Hardy VadKZ8VintageDanish
Les ClarkBücker JungmannClassicGerman
Taff SmithBücker JungmeisterVintageBritish
Rainer BerndBücker JungmeisterVintageGerman
Claus CordesVintage GliderVintageGerman
John DixonBücker JungmannVintageBritish
Claus Cordes StieglitzVintageGerman
Benoit DierickxBücker JungmannReplicaBelgium
Bernhard DrummerBücker JungmeisterVintageGerman
Jan Schiedek-JachtBücker JungmannVintageGerman
Les Clark, Taff Smith, John DixonBücker Jungman, 3 shipVintageBritish