Jozef Gábriš

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Jozef Gábriš (25 June 1933 – 1994)[1] was a controlline aerobatics pilot (F2B) from the former Czechoslovakia. Won in 1958 his first international championship, the ninth Criterium of Europe, [2] in Belgium (his first international contest in this class). Than 8 years later, on the RAF Airbase in Swinderby he reached his first WCH title, followed by third in 1968 in Helsinki (Finland).[3] The fourth WCH title he lost just by a "thumb", in 1972.

1971 he won the European Champion's title in Hungarian town Pécs, followed after 2nd place on the European Championship in Genk (Belgium) 1969.

His most popular and nearly legendary construction was the F2B model Super Master. Povered by the MVVS 5,6A.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ",,Letec" s gramovými lietadlami". sme.sk (in Slovak). 26 May 2005. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  2. ^ AeroModeller 23 (274). 1958.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ American Modeler. 66-67. 1968 http://books.google.ca/books?id=r1MpAQAAIAAJ. Retrieved 21 May 2011. Josef Gabris of Czechoslovakia, the World Champion in Aerobatics for the second time running, was the only non-American to get an outright win! The event was held at a fairground site, just minutes from the center of Helsinki, Finland.  Missing or empty |title= (help)