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Timing is Everything

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

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Timing is Everything2021-09-18T23:41:07+12:00

The Thrill of Competition Aerobatics

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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The Thrill of Competition Aerobatics2021-09-18T23:42:08+12:00

Spinning Out

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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Spinning Out2021-09-18T23:29:00+12:00

Good Aeros Done Bad

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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Good Aeros Done Bad2021-09-18T23:23:43+12:00

Stall Turns and Hammerheads

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

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Stall Turns and Hammerheads2021-09-18T23:13:26+12:00

Rolling, Rolls and Rollers

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

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Rolling, Rolls and Rollers2021-09-18T23:02:50+12:00

Aerobatic Training May Save Your Life

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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Aerobatic Training May Save Your Life2021-09-18T22:58:36+12:00

Aerobatic Competition 102

Following on from Grant’s last article, today he introduces the scoring system used in competition aerobatics and how each manoeuvre is scored.

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Aerobatic Competition 1022021-09-18T22:48:43+12:00

Aerobatic Competition 101

Flipping a plane upside down is easy. Flipping a plane upside down with precision and accuracy to make it look good from the ground… now that’s an artform. Competition aerobatics is all about how it looks from the judges perspective on the ground, and they have a sharp eye. In this episode, Grant introduces the competition loop and some of the aspects the make up competitive aerobatics.

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Aerobatic Competition 1012021-09-18T22:47:02+12:00

Aerobatic Aircraft Design Quirks

Aircraft come in many shapes, sizes and styles depending on their purpose. Aerobatic aircraft are no different. In this episode, Grant points out some of the more unique aspects of aerobatic aircraft

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Aerobatic Aircraft Design Quirks2021-09-18T22:48:18+12:00

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