Improve your stick and rudder skills with this entertaining course
Ever wondered what it’s like to fly a loop or a roll? Maybe you’ve considered taking an upset recovery course to improve your stick and rudder skills? If so, then this course is for you. Intro to Aerobatics with Patty Wagstaff puts you in the cockpit with an airshow legend to experience flight beyond straight and level.
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 explore the regulations covering aerobatics, the unique systems found on aerobatic airplanes, and the Aresti System for diagramming aerobatic routines. Then you’ll dive into all the maneuvers, from basics like loops and spins to advanced maneuvers like hammerheads and lomcevaks. Stunning HD video shows Patty demonstrating every maneuver in her Extra 300, and is supplemented by sophisticated animations. Special 360-degree segments allow you to pan around during flight as if you were sitting in the cockpit.
Your host: Patty Wagstaff
Your host for this course hardly requires an introduction. Patty Wagstaff is one of the most famous airshow pilots in history: she’s a six-time member of the US Aerobatic Team, the first woman to win the title of US National Aerobatic champion, and one of the few people to win it three times. What you may not know is that Patty runs a busy flight school in Florida, teaching everyday pilots how to fly with more precision and airshow performers how to compete at the highest levels. You'll also learn from Patty’s colleagues, experienced aerobatic instructor Allan Moore and Instructor and airshow performer Spencer Suderman, as they demonstrate maneuvers in a Super Decathlon and Pitts Special.
- Rolls: aileron, slow, hesitation, barrel, and snap
- Split S
- Half Cuban eight
- Reverse half Cuban eight
- Rolling turns
- Humpty bump
- Torque Rolls
Available on all your devices—try for free:
Online Course using a web browser – Login here
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RokuTV App – search for the Sporty's Pilot Training Channel on your Roku device