The Swiss Aerobatic Cup is a competition organised by the Swiss Aerobatic Association (SAA) and is held on several days throughout the aerobatic season. The contests are normally held on 3-5 Saturdays at different airfields within Switzerland.
This contest offers aerobatic pilots a platform outside of the national championship to compete against each other in accordance with the actual FAI rules. The Swiss Aerobatic Cup is the second main competition in Switzerland after the Swiss National Aerobatic Championships.
Additionally, the aerobatic sport and aviation in general, is promoted within Switzerland.
Social programs may be established around the contests in order to actively involve the local public. Depending on the extend of such a program, a separate concept will be developed.
Pilots competing in the Swiss Aerobatic Cup must enter at the highest category at which they have previously competed at the SNAC or at any international event. The intent of this requirement is that pilots should fly at the level which challenges the full extent of their aerobatic capability and hence puts all pilots on an equal footing.
The particularity of this competition is that the ranking is made by percentage only. In a classic competition, the percentage is also used, but within the category. There, the 5 categories are mixed and only the percentage counts. The interest is that the lower categories have an advantage over the higher ones, as the difficulty is less, it is – normally – easier to make a good percentage. This also allows a mix of pilots and generations, as everyone flies at the same time. And the winner is definitely the one who flies best at his level!
As Hamilton is supporting this competition, the SAA proudly named it : Hamilton Swiss Aerobatic Cup (HSAC).
For Hamilton Swiss Aerobatic Cup Regulations, please check our SAA Regulations page.