Charleston wins one horse race in this week’s Arch of Triumph; North America tops inter-regional table

This week’s winner, Charleston, which enters the competition for the second time and also wins for the second time (having won with a score of 31.6 in week six of this year’s competition), sees North America secure a lead at the top of the inter-regional leader board. Clearly marketing budgets are being saved and firefighters around the globe have been practising their best FTWAs behind closed doors ready for the start of the S15 season next week, as for the last two weeks we have not received any Arches for the 40+ new routes that have been launched! However, with nearly 270 routes in the anna.aero New Route Database for next week, there should however be a deluge of water arches. As we did for the start of the S14 season we will be undertaking a FTWA vote next week and the week after, so mobilise your supporters now if you have a route launch in that period to ensure you come away with a public vote win…just like Budapest and Bucharest did last summer. Keep monitoring!!

Date Route FTWA Airport Score WK
05 Feb Transaero Airlines Moscow Vnukovo to Delhi Delhi (DEL) 34.9 5
14 Feb Porter Airlines Toronto City to Charleston Charleston (CHS) 31.9 6
2 Mar Aeromexico Mexico City to Medellin Medellin (MDE) 31.2 7
16 Dec Air Moldova Chisinau to Turin Turin (TRN) 30.7 1
19 Mar Silver Airways Charleston to Tampa Charleston (CHS) 29.1 8
12 Jan SeaPort Airlines Muscle Shoals to Nashville Muscle Shoals (MSL) 28.8 2
14 Jan InselAir Aruba Aruba to Manaus Manaus (MAO) 25.6 3
02 Feb Jetstar Pacific Airways Ban Me Thuot to Haiphong Ban Me Thuot (BMV) 20.0 4

Silver Airways Charleston to Tampa 19 March

Silver Airways Charleston to Tampa

Give the guy in the hi-viz jacket a camera for an extreme close up of an FTWA…

Judge’s comments:  While the weather was grey, this FTWA was far from drab and miserable, despite being clearly affected by a fresh breeze. Did the guy in the hi-viz jacket spot some FOD that he felt absolutely necessary to move at the precise moment the photographer was snapping this FTWA? Or was he passing instructions on the angle of the water jets required between the fire crews following a radio failure? Either way he spoils what would have otherwise been a good shot…

Marc: 7.9; Paul: 5.6; Ralph: 8.0; Vlad: 7.6.


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