One of the most important sports events in Poland in the world control aeromodelling championship at Czestochowa.
GV Czestochowa town centre ZOOM IN TO poster.
CU Model planes of Hungary ZOOM OUT TO Spectators.
SV Japanese team arriving with model aircraft.
SV Australian team preparing models. (2 SHOTS)
SV PAN Australian model takes off and in flight around stadium.
CU Canadian team trying to start model.
GV Canadian model launched.
SV American team.
SV American model launched and flying.
CU Peter Halman of UK Model launched and in flight.
SV PAN Polish champion Jerzy Ostrowski demonstrated aerobatic model. (2 SHOTS)
SV Spectators watching as model lands. (2 SHOTS)
CU Ostrowski carrying model off.
SPORT: MODEL AIRCRAFT
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Background: One of the most important sports events in Poland in the world control aeromodelling championship at Czestochowa. Special aeroclub stadium was built there a few years ago for competitors from all over the world to demonstrate their achievements in the field of aeromodelling.
SYNOPSIS: The great interest in the model aircraft in Czestochowa goes back to the nineteen-twenties. At that time young people from Polish technical schools became interested in designing and constructing the miniature planes. The new stadium now holds a championship each year where all the latest designs are to be seen.
The aeroclub has about one thousand three-hundred members who fly aircraft and gliders and practice hang-gliding and parachuting. But the oldest form of air sport is the aeromodelling section. Among those showing their models in the competition this year were teams from Hungary, Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States and Britain.
The models can travel at well over a hundred miles an hour. The thirty teams taking part are using models which specialise in the speed, aerobatic, team racing and air fighting events.
Among the most famous competitors taking part was the Polish champion Jerzy Ostrowski, seen here demonstrating an aerobatic model. Ostrowski and his Polish compatriots have twice gained the world championship in aircraft modelling. They have also twice captured the European championship and have been champions sixteen times in their own country.