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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!

The Thrill of Competition Aerobatics

01/11/2016|

Don’t let the word ‘competition’ deter you from getting involved. If you’ve been following Grant’s articles, you’ll realise that feeling any pressure about flying aerobatics means you’ve got something wrong. Our members just really enjoy flying upside down, sharing knowledge, talking shop and having a laugh. In this episode, Grant explains exactly what happens at our competition events.

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Spinning Out

01/03/2016|

Resuming our series on the various aerobatic flight manoeuvres, today Grant introduces theĀ spin. The technique is an important one to know and if conducted properly looks awesome from the ground.

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Good Aeros Done Bad

01/01/2016|

Like anything in life, if it can go wrong, it probably will. One blessing in aviation is that the industry goes out of it’s way to calculate and assess every possible risk to make it ‘as safe as practically possible’. Even still, aviation accidents do still happen. In this article, Grant analyses the most common reasons these accidents happen, and the steps we go through to prevent them.

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Stall Turns and Hammerheads

01/11/2015|

Continuing this series with the various aerobatic manoeuvres, Grant introduces us to the Stall Turn and Hammerhead.

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Rolling, Rolls and Rollers

01/09/2015|

Grant previously introduced the aerobatic loop. Today he introduces the various rolling manoeuvres… yes there is more than one!

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Aerobatic Training May Save Your Life

01/07/2015|

Don’t like the idea of being inverted in a plane? Were you taught ‘spinning = bad‘? While the pilot training syllabus is very good at teaching pilots how to fly their aircraft and how to handle emergencies, most pilots never experience anything close to inverted flight or spinning beyond their basic training. If, years later the worst should happen and you end up in some unusual attitude, aerobatic training might teach you the skills to save your life.

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