VTPR means “Voltige Très Près du Relief” in French and “aerobatics very close to the ground” in English. It is a style of aerobatic slope glider flying originating in France. VTPR aerobatics are flown at extremely low altitude and touching the tail, wing or belly of the glider on the ground are signature moves of the flying style.
VTPR is one of the most challenging types of slope aerobatics. It requires excellent piloting skills as well as a specialized, lightweight glider with a rudder and equal performance whether upright or inverted.
Worldwide, VTPR pilots also participate in motorized R/C aerobatics, with some extremely talented pilots representing their countries in international F3A competition. The best American VTPR pilots tend to have backgrounds in surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and similar creative, trick-oriented sports, as well as having a solid understanding of and proficiency in aerobatic fundamentals
Here’s a collection of great VTPR videos collected from all over the internet. Feel free to contact me if you’d like your VTPR video featured here!
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