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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

Competition Aerobatics

Flipping a plane upside down is always fun, but did you know you can compete as well? In this second episode, Grant introduces competitive aerobatics.

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Competition Aerobatics2021-09-18T22:47:56+12:00

Freedom of Flight

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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Freedom of Flight2021-09-18T22:47:34+12:00

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