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11th FAI European Microlight Championships

11th FAI European Microlight Championships

The 11th FAI European Championships at Sywell have drawn to a successful close, with the British Microlight team winning both individual and team medals.

Held at Sywell aerodrome, some 98 competitors fought for European glory, flying 15 tasks over 7 days. The event was organised by the BMAA; the core team of Competition Director Paul Dewhurst, Event Director Rob Hughes, Chief Marshal Jeremy Hucker and Scoring Director Richard Meredith-Hardy were joined by over 25 BMAA members who collectively worked to make the event a great success.

The list of winners show that the British team were on form, gaining two individual gold, one silver, one bronze and the overall team gold medals:

WL1(solo flexwing)

GOLD Richard RAWES (GBR)

SILVER Lukas HYNEK (CZE)

BRONZE Joaquin ORTS PAREDES (ESP)

WL2 (two seat flexwing)

GOLD Robert GRIMWOOD & John WAITE (GBR)

SILVER Przemyslaw & Dominika JURKIEWICZ (POL)

BRONZE Paul WELSH & Richard PROCTOR (GBR)

AL2 (two seat fixed wing)

GOLD Jose VANDE VEKEN & Julien STERVINOU (FRA)

SILVER David BROOM & Chris LEVINGS (GBR)

BRONZE Darius KEDZIERSKI & Anna TATARCZUK (POL)

TEAM

GOLD Great Britain

SILVER Czech Republic

BRONZE France

For the first time, microlight gyroplanes competed for a trophy, with Stéphane KUBLER and Cécile HEMELSDAEL (FRA) winning the class.

BMAA congratulates all involved. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous help:

Flylight Airsports www.flylight.co.uk
Preston Capes International Airfield
P&M Aviation www.pmaviation.co.uk
BestOff Aviation www.bestoffaircraft.com/
Air Creation www.aircreation.fr
Pooleys www.pooleys.com
Rockit Promotions  www.rockitpromotions.com/cms/

And, of course, the British Microlight Aircraft Association!

Rob Hughes
BMAA Chairman


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