Ladislav Bezák

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Ladislav Bezák was a Czechoslovakian aerobatic pilot, the first winner of the FAI World Aerobatic Championships in 1960, and first to win the Biancotto Trophy in 1965. In 1971, he defected by flying to West Germany. He loaded his wife and four sons into a two-seat Zlín Z 226 that took off in Prague and landed in Nuremberg, where all six were granted political asylum by West Germany.[1]

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He is famous for performing the Lomcovák acrobatic maneuver for the first time.


  1. ^ Czech Defector Gains Asylum. Associated Press. The Modesto Bee 22 December 1971: A-8.
    Red Hill Air Displays. The Tiger Club.

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