10-HOUR AIRMANSHIP AND AEROBATICS COURSE
Designed to be completed in five days, six or eight hours will be flown in the 8KCAB Super Decathlon and two or four hours will be flown in the Extra 300L. This course will help the student gain confidence and a higher level of skill by mastering techniques that will give them control of their airplane in any situation. For students who are exploring aerobatics and unusual attitudes for the first time, this course will give them an understanding of energy management, will improve their overall level of airmanship and give them a foundation with which to continue to explore three dimensional flight in all axes on their own. At the end of the ten-hour course, the student will be proficient in Sportsman level aerobatics.
For students who have already had aerobatic training, this course will be geared toward moving them into new maneuvers and if applicable, help them move into a new category of competition aerobatics (for example, Sportsman to Intermediate level).
While each course is customized for the individual, we usually start with deep stalls which give the student a feel for the airplane, then cross controlled stalls, spins left and right, spin avoidance and recovery, including emergency spin recovery techniques, unusual attitudes and recovery, and Sportsman level aerobatics: aileron rolls, slow rolls, loops, half Cuban eights,half reverse Cuban eights, the Immelman, the Hammerhead and the Humpty Bump, and advanced maneuvers such as the vertical roll.We also teach the art of energy management by linking maneuvers together into a sequence.
This course will be customized to each individual and is a great course for the beginner to the experienced pilot. All pilots are welcome. The training exceeds FAA requirements for spin recovery endorsements for CFI’s. We will also be happy to include your Biennial Flight Review (BFR) as part of this course.
Ten hours of flight training | Ten hours or more of ground discussion | Use of Parachute and Bose Headset | POH for the Super Decathlon (in PDF format) | POH for the Extra 300L (in PDF format).
We recommend this course be taken all at once or with lessons as close together as possible to gain maximum benefit from the training.