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We have collected a number of articles written by our members and fellow aerobatic pilots from around the world. Covering everything from an introduction to aerobatics, manoeuvres, scoring and advanced theory and principals of flight.

A special thanks to the authors and publishers of these articles for letting us share these with you here!

Aerobatic Turn Arounds

01/05/2019|

Competition aerobatics are flown inside a 1km by 1km box, affectionately known as ‘the box’. Aerobatic sequences are designed to keep aircraft within the box utilising manoeuvres that continuously reverse the direction of flight.

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2019 NZAC Nationals

01/03/2019|

Ever wondered what it’s like getting involved with competition aerobatics? Paul Curran writes this article detailing his first experience at our 2019 Nationals event.

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Aerobatic Pre-flights for Pilots

01/01/2019|

Every pilot knows the importance of a thorough pre-flight… but for aerobatics we take it a step further… for obvious reasons! In this episode, Grant covers the in’s and out’s of an aerobatic pre-flight.

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Aerobatic Sequence Design Part 2

01/09/2018|

Grant has started writing articles for KiwiFlyer. In this first episode, Grant ponders a philosophical discussion on ‘Why Aerobatics’ and then looks at some ideas on how to get started.

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Aerobatic Sequence Design Part 1

01/09/2017|

All competition aerobatic events require pilots to fly a ‘sequence’. These sequences are made up of various manoeuvres that must be flown in a particular order. But how are these sequences made? Check out Grant’s latest article explaining exactly this.

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Timing is Everything

01/03/2017|

Grant has previously written about loops, and today we introduce the ‘square loop’.

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