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There are many club pilots who own some form of aerobatic aircraft and enjoy trying to emulate the flying they see at the shows. These aircraft; be they generic “pattern” style or Scale versions of competition aerobatic machines are capable of more than the average loop, roll or spin. Even Sports models like the PC9 or Acrowot can be used with great effect in freestyle aerobatics.
The British Freestyle Aerobatic Championships (BFAC) has been championing aerobatics that are not strictly pattern, or just 3D gyrations hanging around the strip. The BFAC encourages a mixture of piloting skills that mixes precision aerobatics with structured artistic aerobatics that includes flights to music.
As a way to encourage the average club pilot to take a step forward into competition the BFAC team are organising master classes in Freestyle flying and aircraft set up around the UK. Pilots taking part would need to be working towards their “B” certificate, and capable of more than just basic circuits, but any pilot wishing to learn about Aerobatics would be welcome even if they have no intention of taking part in a competition.
We would like to find clubs around the UK that would like to host one of these events, its really simple, you organise the site, and we do the rest. There will be a small donation of £5 per pilot to cover the costs with a minimum number of ten pilots in attendance. These events will be held from March onwards and will take a whole day. If you would like to host an event at your club, get in touch with me.
If you are a pilot who would like to attend, but your club is not big enough to host an event then keep an eye on the events section for announcements of master classes in your area.
Edited By Peter Hawtin on 20/11/2009 10:47:09