Aerobatic Flight Training

Aerobatch Flight Training

Quite apart from the exhilaration of aerobatics, with the appropriate training flying aerobatic manoeuvres enables you to experience flight in aircraft attitudes that go far beyond those undertaken for normal flight.

It will enhance your confidence, provide greater understanding of energy management in flight and increase precision.

On successful completion of the course you will have met the requirements to fly aerobatic manoeuvres as captain, subject to the usual currency requirements.

The aircraft

The aircraft used is the Cessna 152 aerobat. It is an aerobatic capable aircraft stressed to +6g and -3g.

APOA Basic Aerobatics Certificate

AOPA in conjunction with the British Aerobatics Association (BAeA) have designed a syllabus that forms a safe and solid foundation for your future aerobatic flying. On successful completion of the course you will be able to have your competency assessed by an AOPA registered instructor. This test flight will be in addition to the time required for the course and, on satisfactory completion of the test, the assessment form can be sent with a small fee to AOPA, who will then issue you with a certificate.

What’s included in the course

The course includes a minimum of 8 hours flying with an AOPA registered instructor combined with 8 hours of ground school theoretical knowledge. The theoretical knowledge ensures that you have a good understanding of the legislation, aircraft limitations, human physiological limitations and the aerodynamic theory behind each of the manoeuvres before each flying exercise. It will also cover the Aresti annotation of the manoeuvres.

The flying tuition will ensure that you are able to recover from unusual attitudes and spins, and that you have a good grasp of engine management, before the aerobatic manoeuvres are undertaken. The course will then take you through the following basic manoeuvres :

  • - Wing-over or Chandelle
  • - Barrel Roll
  • - Loop
  • - Aileron Roll (Ballistic Roll)
  • - Stall Turn (Hammerhead Stall)
  • - Slow Roll
  • - ½ Cuban
  • - Quarter Clover

The assessment flight will test you in those basic manoeuvres followed by a sequence. The sequence can be one that you have designed for yourself or the BAeA Beginners Sequence for the current year.

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