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Spinning Part 5, Advanced Fractions
April 26, 2020

When spinning, the trajectory is not vertically down but forward and down. This makes 1/4...

The Quarter Clover
April 26, 2020

The quarter clover is a common airshow figure and regularly seen in BAeA...

How To Fly an Aerobatic Steep Turn
April 26, 2020

An aerobatic steep turn is different to a steep turn learned in PPL training. It is a turn of at...

Flying in the Aerobatic Box
April 26, 2020

I fly with students as a safety pilot in aerobatic competitions on a fairly regular basis. Flying as...

How to Fly a Half Cuban Eight
April 26, 2020

The half Cuban-Eight combines a loop element, a 45° line and a half roll. It is a nice aerobatic...

Slow Roll or Aileron Rolls
April 26, 2020

In this post I will discuss how to fly an aerobatic slow roll in the horizontal, 45º and...

The Humpty Bump
April 26, 2020

A ‘Humpty Bump’ is an aerobatic figure that comprises of two straight lines joined...

The Stall Turn or Hammerhead
April 26, 2020

The stall turn is a magnificent aerobatic figure.  It looks graceful and elegant when...

Centre of Gravity Track (CGT) & Zero Lift Axis (ZLA)
April 26, 2020

To judge aerobatics we look at the aircraft and measure either the imaginary line it draws...

How to Fly a Loop
April 26, 2020

In aerobatics, all maneouvres stem from just a few “prime” figures and the loop is probably...

Spinning Part 3, The Competition Spin
April 26, 2020

In part 1 I introduced spins and explained the importance of learning to spin...

Spinning Part 2, The Aerodynamics of a Spin
April 26, 2020

When an aircraft wing “stalls”, the airflow detaches from the wing and reduces lift...

Spinning Part 1 – Overcoming the Fear of Spinning
April 26, 2020

During your flying training, you may have been lucky enough to experience a spin...


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