Introduction to Aerobatics
Aerobatics are a fun and challenging way to explore the true capabilities of both pilot and aircraft.
Learning to fly an aircraft in the three dimensions it’s capable of gives a whole new appreciation of aviation, flying, and aerodynamics. Aerobatics are a great way to expand a pilot’s abilities, and the experience gives greater confidence when operating any aircraft. Aerobatics with a qualified and experienced instructor is just as safe as flying any other aircraft. American Flight Schools’ course is designed as a basic introduction to aerobatics.
Familiarization with the aircraft is the first phase of training; stalls, steep turns, and simulated engine out landings. The next phase is the first aerobatic maneuvers: aileron rolls and slow rolls. Extended inverted flight, rolling the aircraft upside down and hold it inverted is the next thrill. Each lesson will build skills on top of previous maneuvers. Within a few lessons, the name Max Immelmann will be familiar by knowing how to do the maneuver named for him. Chandelles, hammerheads, wingovers, spins, Cuban eights, Split S’s and loops soon become part of a pilot’s lexicon.
How much does it cost?
*Course is only available at certain American Flight Schools locations.
** Instructor and aircraft rates will vary between locations. For exact prices, contact your nearest American Flight School location.