Tag: aerobatic competition

Flying a competition sequence – diving into the aerobatics box

These aircraft are designed to be flown in the way I describe here. In fact, their great strength, controllability and power combine to enable this type of flight. It’s fair to say that it is the progress in aircraft technology that has ushered in this new, more precise and yes, more violent style of aerobatics.

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The Dance – mental preparation for aerobatics

Anyone who’s been to an airshow or aerobatic competition, may have seen participating pilots do what is called “the dance” before strapping into their airplane. There are several objectives when mentally preparing for a flight. The first is to ensure that you know the sequence perfectly. A pilot needs to be able to rattle off all the figures very quickly without a second’s hesitation. If you can’t get it right on the ground, there’s little chance you’ll know what to do in the air.

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