VAWC is NOT a normal aerobatic competition! We are NOT regulated by CIVA or IAC. But of course we do use a good portion of this framework in our scoring and rules.
VAWC is aimed to attract pilots who have NEVER entered an aerobatic competition before and thus have NO reference and experience with this mentality or culture. VAWC should however also be attractive to experienced aerobatic competitors who might have been participating in regular aerobatic competitions for years… maybe even on a high level.
VAWC shall take care of the fabulous old vintage aircraft, asking for soft elegant and precise flying, showing the aircraft and its era to the optimal qualities.
VAWC shall have strong focus on safety, and e.g. be generous regarding “free breaks” for height and diving for speed…allowing low powered airplanes NOT to be tempted to pull too many G´s and/or overrev the fine old engines.
VAWC is aimed to create and maintain the special balance between a strong sense of competitiveness and a high social ambition, striving to make an attractive platform for brining your spouse and friends under the mantra: Lets have some serious fun together! And in all we do our mantra should be in focus:
“ VAWC gives these fabulous old-timers a new sense of purpose, and do re-ignite their proud owners and pilots. VAWC unites the competitive and social SPIRIT and gives you personally a sense of going somewhere, rather than retreating… ”
– (Hardy Vad, VAWC winner 201(s)6, KZ8)
The VAWC spirit
If the International Jury is presented by a rule-dilemma the meta-instruction is defined twofold: First of all, “the benefit of the doubt” (pilot perspective) should be respected. Second: If a rule-dilemma conflicts the VAWC spirit, the spirit is KING.
Søren Dolriis, VAWC Founder
Mantra: Keep it simple – lets have some fun!