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TCA Abu Dhabi unveils Al Ain Air Championship activities

AL AIN, December 16, 2015

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has unveiled the full programme of aerobatic activities for the Al Ain Air Championship 2015.
 
The competition will run from December 17 to 19 December at the Al Ain International Airport.
 
It was revealed at an exclusive press conference at the Al Ain International Airport attended by Sultan Al Dhaheri, acting executive director of Tourism Sector at TCA Abu Dhabi, alongside the captains of the participating teams including Fursan Al Emarat, the Saudi Hawks, the Misty Blues, the current reigning European Aerobatic Champions, Bravo3 Rapsol and the daring Breitling Wingwalkers. 
 
Breitling is the official time partner and prize sponsor at the championship. The event is being supported by the UAE Air Force (UAEAF) and the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).
 
Visitors are set to witness breath-taking aerobatic displays from both military and civilian teams as they begin their battle to be named Grand Champion.
 
This year, the championship has introduced a new competitive and interactive show format designed to add further levels of excitement for visitors at the event. 
 
By downloading a free mobile application, the public will be thrust into the centre of the action and empowered to be part of the judging panel to choose the best team of the Championship.
 
“This year we are proud to launch a new and refined championship format for the Al Ain Air Championship, offering a new level of interactivity that allows visitors to be part of the judging panel for the first time,” said Al Dhaheri. 
 
By downloading the mobile application from the Al Ain Air Championship website, visitors can score the aerobatic team’s performance based on their ‘wow’ factor and their ability to illustrate grace, power and national pride for their respective nations.
 
Visitors to the aerobatic event will see first-hand the spectacular displays from military teams, such as the Fursan Al Emarat team, the UAE Air Force F16 & Mirage, the Bahrain Air Force F16 and the Saudi Hawks from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 
 
An additional seven civilian teams will impress judges with dare-devil thrilling performances, including the Bravo3 Repsol Team.
 
Meanwhile, as the Official Time partner and prize sponsor of the Al Ain Air Championship, Breitling, will be celebrating and rewarding excellence in aerobatic style among the world’s leading aerobatic pilots. 
 
Along with vying for the Grand Champion Trophy, the participants will compete for honours in each of the four main Championship Style Categories of Power, Grace, Pride and WOW Factor that will be awarded by Breitling. 
 
The category winners will be announced as part of the main public prize giving after the Championship Finals on December 19 in front of the main grandstand. 
 
The public visitors to the exhibition who register to become an Official Fan Voter at the stand using the Championship Voting App will enter a draw to win a magnificent Breitling watch valued at over Dh48,000 ($13,065). - TradeArabia News Service



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