Virtual pilots come together to perform for VFAT 2018

I’ve been to a lot of air shows over the years but this year I may spend some time checking out a virtual one. The Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams is coming up December 7, 8 & 9 on Twitch.TV and they feature a wide variety of performers and aircraft. Some groups will aim to mimic the performances of their real life counterparts (such as the Virtual Patrouille Suisse) while others offer a completely original set of routines.

The announcement

Here’s the official announcement:

The Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams or VFAT is a big international airshow like RIAT or MAKS.The pilots mostly simulate the displays of real aerobatic teams like the Patrouille Suisse, Thunderbirds, Blue Angels, Russian Knights and Blue Impulse, however, many teams also create their own spectacular displays instead of simulating real life counterparts.VFAT is currently the only virtual airshow where such a large group of teams gather to create an event of this size and since 2007, spectators can watch the event live using internet streaming technology.VFAT takes place once a year and offers the opportunity for virtual aerobatic teams and solo pilots to present their hard work for the enjoyment to the general public!watch live 7 & 8 and 9 on

Created and edited by Jean-Axel “BUG” De Kemmeter

The trailer

There’s a great trailer featuring clips from past shows giving you a sense of some of the virtual piloting that will be on display coming December 7.

Tune in to the Virtual Airshows Twitch.TV channel on December 7, 8 &9 for performances streaming throughout those three days.


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