Flight categories

Flight categories

Please note that flying elegance and refinement is valued highly at VAWC on par – or higher – than complexity. There will be three flight categories – you decide which suits your level of ambition.



Free-style performance by individual pilots or teams (two categories, two winners). Showcase the unique qualities of your aircraft. Include creative elements like manoeuvres, rhythm and music. It’s in your hands! The sky’s the limit! Please note: If you are not familiar reading the ARESTI pictograms, please do not interpret these graphics too “specifically” Corners shall NOT be “corners”, a dotted line in what could look like a half loop means a horizontal turn etc. In case of ANY doubt please do not hesitate to reach out for chief judge LG or Søren Dolriis.

PLEASE NOTE following change for VAWC 2020: Participants in ThePerformance must register in this category before the competition starts, and it is also a “must” that participants do prepare and present their flight (intentions, creative design (incl. music) and flight programme) at the briefing. Also please note the new time limitation of the Performance Flight to 6 min (SOLO Performance) and 8 minutes (TEAM Performance) (Do NOT feel obliged to use the maximum time :-))

We will be battling for 5 big
bottles of champagne, diplomas and special awards

All three flight categories will each battle for the World Champion Title. The World Champion will be the pilot flying the highest %-score in the respective flight category, this being piloting a Vintage, Classic or a Replica airplane. On top of this we will announce a champion in “The Performance/solo” and “The Performance/team”