Using our specialist Extra EA-200 you will first be taken step by step through all the basic aerobatic manoeuvres.
After this, you will gradually progress on to competition sequences in preparation for your first aerobatic competition!
Your reward for achieving this level of skill is unparalleled freedom and confidence; fundamentally making you a better and safer pilot.
Successful completion of the course entitles you to an AOPA aerobatic certificate and the new UK aerobatic rating, (the latter replaces, like for like, the EASA rating post-Brexit). For the UK aerobatic rating to be issued by the CAA, 40 hours PIC (of any flying) post PPL issue is required.
Credit for previous experience
Those with aerobatic experience who wish to obtain their UK aerobatic rating or AOPA basic aerobatic certificate may apply for a flight competency test with one of our qualified instructors.
A satisfactory standard of performance on this test will be accepted as meeting the requirements for the issue of the certificate or rating.
Our aerobatics syllabus comprises of 8 hours flying and at least 8 hours ground school (of which half can be self study).
As part of this time the course will cover the following:
- Engine & airframe – knowledge of limitations & safety aspects
- Pre-flight procedures
- Slow flight – level, climbing, turning & descending
- Stall entries & recoveries
- Advanced / max rate turns
- Spins with non-precision recoveries
- Recoveries from unusual attitudes
- Aileron (Ballistic) roll
- Barrel roll
- Slow roll
- Stall turn
- Half roll off the top of a loop
- Half cuban (rolling on down line)
- Quarter clover, rolling downwards
- Combination sequences
Please contact us to discuss individual requirements
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*During the coming weeks, due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Cambridge Aero Club is best reached by email. Please be reassured we will respond to all email correspondence as swiftly as possible.