The SAA Milestones
1970 Fondation of the SAA (December 15). Introduction of the Elite, Promotion and Espoirs Categories.
1972 Buying the first Acrostar, the HB-MSA.
1974 Buying the second Acrostar, the HB-MSB.
1978 Christian Schweizer is Swiss Aerobatic Champion powered and glider !
1982 Destruction of the HB-MSB in Pau (Eric Müller during an airshow, September 19).
1983 The HB-MSA is bought by 3 SAA members, the plane is based in La Côte (1984), then Yverdon.
1985 Eric Müller is ranked 3rd at the 5th European Aerobatic Championships (best swiss result).
1985 Christian Schweizer is Swiss Aerobatic Champion powered and glider !
1986(?) Introduction of the Sportmen Category between Espoirs and Promotion.
1986 Christian Schweizer is ranked 5th at the 15th World Aerobatic Championships (best swiss result).
1987 Eric Müller is ranked 3th at the 6th European Aerobatic Championships (2nd best swiss result).
1988 New Aresti Catalogue. Eric Müller did a lot of work for it.
1988 Eric Müller is the Overall Winner of the Unknown Programmes at his last WAC in Red Deer, Canada.
1990 Death of Eric Müller (June 16).
1990 Organisation of World Aerobatic Championships in Yverdon from July 29 to August 11.
1991 The SAA “Eric Müller Trophy” for the Advanced Category Winner is first presented at CS/SM 1991.
1994 The CIVA “Eric Müller Trophy” for the Overall Winner of the Unknown Programmes is first presented at WAC 1994.
1998 Introduction of categories according the FAI-CIVA and categories names : Sportsman (Espoirs), Intermediate (Sportsmen), Advanced (Promotion) and Unlimited (Elite).
1998 Death of Christian et Daniel Schweizer in a accident with a Mustang P-51 (September 3).
2003 The “Christian Schweizer Trophy” for Freestyle is first presented at CS/SM 2003.
2005 Introduction of SAA/MSW Acro Cup
2006 Organisation of the 15th European Aerobatic Championships 2006 in Grenchen. Swiss Unlimited Team ranking : 3rd.
2012 SAA/MSW Acro Cup becomes Hamilton Trophy
2019 Introduction of Excellence Category, between Advanced and Unlimited. First presentation of new SAA Trophies for Sportsman, Intermediate, Excellence and Unlimited Categories.
2020 Hamilton Trophy becomes Hamilton Swiss Aerobatic Cup