"For an aerobatic pilot, there are no unusual attitudes."
More and more time is spent during training on learning today's sophisticated avionics. Therefore less and less time is spent on basic flying. Simulators work well for teaching and practicing aircraft malfunctions as well as flight characteristics of aircraft up to and at stall conditions. Only in actual aircraft can a pilot encounter true stall and spin characteristics. Proper feedback is necessary for establishing muscle memory actions for safe reaction in actual emergencies.
David Windmiller - Chief Pilot
A US Team aerobatic pilot.
Ratings: SE, ME, Land, Sea, Rotorcraft, Glider, Turbo Prop, Turbo Jet, CFI, MEI.
Experience: 18,000+ hours TT, 8000+ hours of actual unusual attitude flying and instruction.
"After 18,000+ hours of flying over 36 years, I have seen way too many accidents that could and should have been avoided. The lack of knowledge, skill or a combination of both, allowed these horrific disasters to happen.”
2-seat Aerobatic Capable Aircraft
Max Speed: 216kn
Stall Speed: 55kn
Roll Rate: 400 degress per sec.
We use the Extra 300 for in-plane flight missions, because of its ability to provide the instructor and student the opportunity to practice extreme loss-of-control scenarios in a safe manner.