Without doubt, aerobatic flight represents the pinnacle of ‘hands on’ flying. Flying an aircraft in this manner demands skill and judgment beyond that required by more straight forward ‘A to B’ flying. Your reward for achieving this level of skill is unparalleled freedom and confidence improving all aspects of your relationship with aviation, whilst significantly deepening the satisfaction and enjoyment which motivated you to start flying in the first place.
For those looking to hone their flying skills, these certificates, devised and endorsed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and are considered to set the standard in aerobatic qualifications.
There are 3 courses available: Basic, Standard & Intermediate. With an emphasis on good airmanship and safety, these courses are designed to give you a full understanding of both human and aircraft limitations. By the end of the course, you will be proficient in basic, standard or intermediate level aerobatics.
You do not need to be a qualified pilot to receive aerobatic training. Non qualified flyers are advised to try an Aerobatic Trial Lesson in the first instance. Qualified pilots are advised to discuss their requirements with us to determine a suitable level of training.
These courses consist of a minimum of 8 hours’ flight tuition and 8 hours’ ground tuition. At the end of the course, you will undergo a ‘Flight Test’ to demonstrate your proficiency at your chosen level. Once you have completed this, your instructor will supply you with the paperwork required for you to apply for your AOPA Certificate.