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Formed in 1985 by an intrepid group of aerobatic enthusiasts, the New Zealand Aerobatic Club (Inc.) promotes and facilitates the sport of Aerobatics throughout New Zealand, enabling pilots to enhance their flying skills through the joy and freedom of aerobatic flight.

With encouragement and the enabling of training and coaching at regular Club events, Members are able to enjoy the thrill of competition in a social environment of friendship and camaraderie.

103, 2016

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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101, 2016

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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111, 2015

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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109, 2015

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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107, 2015

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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105, 2015

Aerobatic Competition 102

01/05/2015|

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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