The recent aerobatic world championship 2009 in Silverstone
, England has turned into a breathtaking success for our racy top performer aircraft. Five of the first ten top ranking pilots have achieved their successes with the help of their Extra aircraft. The ruling aerobatic world champion in the classic and free style competitions, Renaud Ecalle
flew to victory in an Extra 330SC. For some time already, experts speaking of the record had expected the combination of Renaud Ecalle and the Extra 330 SC to be a tough nut to crack for the competition at Silverstone. And that's exactly what happened. With his double success as world champion in both, the classic and free style disciplines, Renauld showed a very high degree of physical and mental resilience under the pressures of a world championship and in front of a large audience. However – even the best aerobatic pilot can't win the world championship without the world's best aerobatic aircraft.