Sporty’s had updated and expanded its Basic Aerobatics with Patty Wagstaff to help you experience flight beyond straight and level.
“Building off of our two previous courses with Patty Wagstaff, we’ve worked hard to create a complete aerobatics course,” said Sporty’s Academy President Eric Radtke. “This course combines all the elements of the previous courses with a new layout and over an hour of new video to create the ultimate all-in-one aerobatics resource.”
More than just a list of maneuvers, this course explores the art and sport of high performance flying. You’ll learn about the history of aerobatics, what the industry looks like today, and how to get started. You’ll also learn about legal considerations for flying aerobatics, how to prepare physically, and the systems on different types of aerobatic airplanes, according to Sporty’s officials.
Then you’ll dive into all the maneuvers, from basics like loops and rolls to combination maneuvers like cloverleafs and hammerheads. HD video shows Patty demonstrating every maneuver.
In-depth segments describe every maneuver step-by-step, complete with split screen views and real world tips for smoother flying, Sporty’s officials note. You’ll also get answers to frequently asked questions and solutions to common errors.
“We are so excited to be able to share tips and techniques that will help mentor aerobatic pilots and also show how aerobatic training is so valuable to every pilot to improve their confidence and make them safer pilots,” said Patty Wagstaff.
Aerobatics can be flown in a wide variety of airplanes, so this course presents alternative techniques for how to fly each aerobatic maneuver when in an airplane without an inverted fuel and oil system. You’ll go flying in an RV, a Super Decathlon, and an Extra to see how each airplane requires a unique approach.