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ICAS Members Earn World Aerobatic Championship Medals

September 27th, 2015

United States National Aerobatic Champion and Team USA pilot Rob Holland won the Gold in the "Final Freestyle" at the 28th World Aerobatic Championships. This was Holland's third consecutive victory in this program as he scored almost 300 points ahead of the second place pilot, Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic. Never before has a pilot achieved three consecutive victories in this program.

Melissa Pemberton earned the Silver Medal in the Known Flight Program and placed 3rd overall, getting to stand on the World Podium for the USA in the Women's competition.

The U.S. team, which included ICAS members (in order of World Ranking) Goody Thomas (Team Captain), Jeff Boerboon, Rob Holland, Melissa Pemberton, Brett Hunter, Mark Nowosielski and Ben Freelove placed third overall, behind Russia (silver) and France. In Team Results, Team USA was led by Jeff Beorboon (10563.5808 pts), Tomas Goodwin (10382.5044 pts) and Rob Holland (10345.6816 pts).