The first-ever World Acro Cup will take place from 28th September to 2nd October 2022 in Ölüdeniz.
Organised by Babadağ Teleferik, the World Acro Cup (WAC)* is registered with the Turkish Air Sports Federation (THSF) and the International Air Sports Federation (FAI) with contributions from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Muğla Governorship, the South Aegean Development Agency (GEKA) and Fethiye District Governorship.
*WAC – Oludeniz is an extreme air sports event open to everyone. Flights from Babadağ are free of charge for all solo pilots (FAIP3, APPI 3, USHPA LEVEL 2 and above) and non-commercial flights between 28 September and 2 October 2022.
What is the World Acro Cup – Ölüdeniz?
The World Acro Cup – Ölüdeniz is an extreme air sports festival and is open to everyone.
There are two competitions at the festival; the World Acro Cup and the Turkish Acro Cup.
Each competition includes solo flights and synchro flights, during which two pilots will perform synchronised manoeuvres, a bit like dancing in the sky.
Up to 20 top pilots in the world will compete, along with other pilots, for the World Championship, and 20 top pilots from Türkiye will compete, along with other pilots, for the Turkish Championship.
To date, there have been 2500 registrations from 45 countries, a testament to the reputation of Babadağ.
Three world-class acro judges will assess technical skills and manoeuvres carried out by each pilot. There are numerous manoeuvres that can be carried out, each with a name and allocated points depending on the level of skill needed.
The winners will be announced at the end of the festival.
“World Acro Cup isn’t a game – it’s a game changer” – Cengiz Koçak
What do you need to know about the festival?
Each day during the festival, each competitor will complete one solo flight and one synchro flight.
The times of the competitive flights will be decided on a daily basis as they are influenced by weather and wind conditions.
You can watch live coverage with commentary of the flights on a big screen in Ölüdeniz.
Every day from sunrise to sunset, the skies will also be filled with pilots from around the world bringing you shows and demonstrations for your entertainment. Enjoy Base Jumping shows (including the first Babadağ Wingsuit B.A.S.E. event from the cliff), extreme Wingsuit shows, extreme speed flying shows with mind-blowing landings and XRW shows (coordinated flights by SpeedFly Pilots and Wingsuit Pilots)
Every evening, from 17:30 to 01:30 there will be DJ performances of music and art at the 1200m concert area. Tickets are available online. Click here to book.
Alternatively, they can be purchased from the cafes on the beach in Ölüdeniz.
You can view the event calendar here: https://worldacrocup.com/event/event-calendar/
Information for spectators
You don’t have to be a pilot to meet the world’s best acro-pilots in the world’s best flying site.
If you like the sea, the sky, nature, sunrise, sunset, music, party and meeting inspiring people; World Acro Cup is ınviting you to witness first-hand what you can achieve by embracing your fears and experiencing the adrenaline-filled enthusiasm of extreme sports in the unique nature of Oludeniz.
Please note that, although spectators can watch from the take-off altitudes, they are requested to watch from ground level in Ölüdeniz.
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