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Aerobatic Turn Arounds

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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Aerobatic Turn Arounds2021-09-19T00:02:37+12:00

2019 NZAC Nationals

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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2019 NZAC Nationals2021-09-18T23:56:45+12:00

Aerobatic Pre-flights for Pilots

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 Pre-flights for Pilots2021-09-18T23:53:27+12:00

Aerobatic Sequence Design Part 2

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 22021-09-18T23:49:41+12:00

Aerobatic Sequence Design Part 1

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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Aerobatic Sequence Design Part 12021-09-18T23:47:00+12:00

Timing is Everything

Grant has previously written about loops, and today we introduce the ‘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 the 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

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