Author Archives: Jody Flournoy

For Reinaldo Beyer

The 2012 USA Advanced Aerobatic team is deeply saddened by the loss of our teammate and friend. We will always remember our time with Reinaldo, and express our sympathies for his family and others in the aerobatic community.

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Air Show and Awards Ceremony

Fact: Any conversation with a Hungarian about the contest, aerobatics, or aviation in general will include the name Peter Besenyei. The face of Hungarian aerobatics and an accomplished air show performer, Besenyei headlined the air show program that wrapped up … Continue reading

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On The Podium

For the past month, Nikolay has been inside the mind of each pilot to effectively push him or her to their maximum flying potential. I believe his aerobatic coaching was brilliant, but the results really speak for themselves. To have … Continue reading

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Smooth final round results in 6 American Pilots in Top 25 and Team USA grabs 3rd

  3rd Team USA 6th Ben Freelove 7th Nikolay Timofeev 10th Craig Gifford 17th Mark Nowosielski 19th Kelly Adams 21st Marty Flournoy 29th Jessy Panzer 33rd Reinaldo Beyer http://www.civa-results.com/2012/WAAC_2012/multi_R004s02s03s04.htm

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To Our Beloved Sponsors…

Before we get started with the final flights of the contest, we wanted to thank the people responsible for getting the US Team to the 10th World Advanced Aerobatic Championship. Their strong performance so far has been a result of … Continue reading

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Flight Order For 2nd Unknown

Pilot Time Slot Kelly Adams 23 Reinaldo Beyer 12 Marty Flournoy 57 Ben Freelove 49 Craig Gifford 56 Mark Nowosielski 53 Jessy Panzer 24 Nikolay Timofeev 46

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Americans Still In The Hunt

The strong wind of the previous afternoon combined with the blistering Hungarian sun to create an exhausting marathon of unknown preparation, leaderboard watching, and keeping bloody cool (Some of us our converting to South African). Once again, Kelly started off … Continue reading

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The Unknowns Begin

Strong winds howled down runway 36 as pilots fought for positioning during the 1st round of Free Unknowns. “Why did they move the box 100 yards south?” “…They didn’t.” Outs began to outnumber snap rolls with most pilots having a … Continue reading

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Flight Order For 1st Unknown

Pilot Time Slot Kelly Adams 50 Reinaldo Beyer 58 Marty Flournoy 66 Ben Freelove 63 Craig Gifford 54 Mark Nowosielski 53 Jessy Panzer 44 Nikolay Timofeev 75 Michael Zeltkevic 7 Cliff Pike 3

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US Team Flies Into Contention

The rainstorms that poured down much of the night passed through and left a cloudy morning sky that thankfully rested above the minimum ceiling needed to fly. The first pilot in the air for the Americans would be Marty Flournoy. … Continue reading

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