Soviet fliers dominated an international aerobatic competition against four other eastern European nations at Tchaika, near Kiev, in the Ukraine last Friday (27 June).
GV Flags of participating nations on control tower
SV Small aircraft lined up on field
CU ZOOM OUT TO SV competitors by planes chatting
SV Mechanic checking aircraft
CU Propeller turning
LV W sock
SV Aircraft taxiing across field
GROUND TO AIR Aircraft performing aerobatics as spectators watch (3 shots)
CU Competitors viewing plane from cockpit
GROUND TO AIR Plane performing
CU Cameraman photo-graphing plane in sky
GROUND TO AIR Plane rolling in sky
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Background: Soviet fliers dominated an international aerobatic competition against four other eastern European nations at Tchaika, near Kiev, in the Ukraine last Friday (27 June).
The programme consisted of four exercises before the ground judges.
Thirty-seven pilots from the U.S.S.R., Hungary, Poland, East Germany and Czechoslovakia competed in the preliminary rounds. Eliminations led to a field of 15 in the final -- five of them women.
The winner was Sergei Frolov of the Soviet Union.
The U.S.S.R. also won the team contest, with Czechoslovakia second and East Germany third.
SYNOPSIS: An international aerobatic competition brought fliers from the Soviet Union, Hungary, Poland, East Germany and Czechoslovakia together near Kiev in the Ukraine last week.
Before taking to the air...the last meticulous check of the machines.
The programme consisted of four set aerial exercises by the thirty-seven airmen and women.
The judges and spectators on the ground watched closely as the aviators pressed for precision and power for their points scores. After the preliminary rounds the field was narrowed to fifteen -- five of them women -- for the finals.
With victory in sight the fliers were airbourne again...and pitting their skills against one another.
The eventual winner -- Sergei Frolov of the U.S.S.R. His performance led the Soviet contingent to an easy victory in the teams competition. Czechoslovakia was second and East Germany third.