16th Space Modelling World Championships

Baikonur (Kazakhstan) - 27 September 2006

Member of the Space Modelling Italian National Team (“Azzurro”) for the World Championships in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2021 and 2023, for the European Championships in 1995, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2022 and for the 1st World Air Games (valid also as European Championships) in 1997, all promoted by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

Main Achievements

                 World Championships

· WORLD CHAMPION S1B “Altitude”                                                              Dęblin (POL) 2004

· WORLD CHAMPION S9A “Gyrocopter Duration”                                      Baikonur (KAZ) 2006

· WORLD CHAMPION S9A “Gyrocopter Duration”                                      Irig (SRB) 2010

· WORLD CHAMPION S3A “Parachute Duration”                                        Irig (SRB) 2010

· WORLD CHAMPION S1B “Altitude”                                                              Kaspichan (BUL) 2014

· WORLD CHAMPION S3A “Parachute Duration”                                        Kaspichan (BUL) 2014

· WORLD CHAMPION S1B “Altitude”                                                              Austin (USA) 2023

· Vice World Champion S6A “Streamer Duration”                                       Liptovský Mikuláš (SVK) 2000

· Vice World Champion S6B “Streamer Duration”                                       Dęblin (POL) 2004

· Vice World Champion S9A “Gyrocopter Duration”                                   Włocławek (POL) 2018

· Vice World Champion S3A “Parachute Duration”                                     Buzău (ROU) 2021

· Vice World Champion S9A “Gyrocopter Duration”                                   Austin (USA) 2023

· Bronze medal in World Championship S1B “Altitude”                            Liptovský Mikuláš (SVK) 2000

                 World Records

· WORLD RECORD S6B “Streamer Duration”                                               Oberkulm (SUI) 2001

· WORLD RECORD S1B “Altitude”                                                                   Dęblin (POL) 2004

· WORLD RECORD S9A “Gyrocopter Duration”                                           Žadovinek (SLO) 2014

                 European Championships

· EUROPEAN CHAMPION S9A “Gyrocopter Duration”                               Zrenjanin (SRB) 2022

· Vice European Champion S9A “Gyrocopter Duration”                            Buzău (ROU) 2011

· Vice European Champion S1B “Altitude”                                                    Kaspichan (BUL) 2013

· Vice European Champion S1B “Altitude”                                                    Lviv (UKR) 2015

· Vice European Champion S9A “Gyrocopter Duration”                            Buzău (ROU) 2019

· Bronze medal in European Championship S1B “Altitude”                     Buzău (ROU) 2019

                 World Cups

· 3 WORLD CUPS S6A “Streamer Duration” (1995, 1998, 2005)

· 1 WORLD CUPS S9B “Gyrocopter Duration” (2001)

· 2 times Second Place in World Cups: S4B “Boost/Glider Duration” (2001); S6B (2001)

· 4 times Third Place in World Cups: S6A (1997, 2000, 2006); S9A (2006)

                 Overall Medals

· 60 Gold, 28 Silver and 19 Bronze medals in 252 International Competitions in 6 different classes (1993-2023)

                 Prizes and Awards

· FAI Tupolev Diploma (2004) “for Outstanding Record Performance”

· National Prize Italian Sport Awards® 2010

· FAI Alphonse Penaud Aeromodelling Diploma (2011) “for Outstanding Sporting Achievements”

· FAI Paul Tissandier Diploma (2011) for having served the cause of Aviation in general and Sporting Aviation in particular”

· FAI CIAM Legends Medal

Take a lock at the Detailed Curriculum, it’s worth it!

Antonio Mazzaracchio

Sporting Curriculum

Mazzaracchio (ITA)  -  15’16”  -  GOLD

Minkevich (BLR)  -  DQ  -  5° place

Krčedinak (SRB)  -  8’02”  -  BRONZE

Karpushov (RUS)  -  7’16”  -  4° place

Krasnov (RUS)  -  8’38”  -  SILVER

... the Fly-Offs history...

in launch order






1st Fly-Off - the preparation

1st Fly-Off - a last check...

1st Fly-Off - launch

2nd Fly-Off - at the pre-launch check

2nd Fly-Off - the final launches of the Magnificent 5

2nd Fly-Off - the long wait during the flight...

the “Latin” joy...

... and the “intercontinental” congratulations

Casella di testo: August 26th, 2010 - The long day of the PARACHUTE.
This is the final ranking... but how much effort to get to the end...
THE 2 WORLD TITLES IN 2010Casella di testo: August 26th, 2010 - Gyrocopter Duration.
From Kazakhstan in 2006 to Serbia in 2010: confirmation of the supremacy.

Morning: one of 3 launches

Fly-Off: yes, I see it!

The World Champion model and Yukiharu that found it

The results board says that we will be 5 in the Fly-Off in the afternoon...

Afternoon: Fly-Off with my nose in the air

ANTONIO MAZZARACCHIO Space Modelling World Champion

“ second place is just the first loser ”

Seven TimesWorld ChampionTHE 2 WORLD TITLES IN 2014Casella di testo: August 25th, 2014: the greatest day in my career.
S1B and S3A: two world titles in the same day... the supremacy continues...

Opening ceremony with the splendid Stelana

7 km to bring it back to the base, but it was worth it!

The Mouse “Trippiolo”, faithful companion for a week in my tent

Preparing for the GOLDEN launch in S1B

Tense face before the last Fly-Off in S3A

With the sweet Saeko. I owe her my gold in S1B!

With Dave and George at the closing banquet

Celebration at my return in Italy, “sustained” by Angela and Federica

And now a serene face! Oh yes... the parachute is open! I’m the World Champion for the sixth time!!! As no one ever!

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