Aerobatic license

Aerobatic license

In accordance with FCL.010, the following definition of aerobatics applies:

Aerobatic flight” means an intentional manoeuvre in the form of an abrupt change in the attitude of an aircraft, an abnormal attitude or an abnormal acceleration that is not necessary for normal flight or for instruction for licenses or ratings other than the aerobatic rating.

Requirements for the exercise of rights

  • Holders of a pilot’s license may only undertake aerobatic flights if they hold the corresponding authorization.
  • the privileges of an aerobatic rating are limited to the aircraft category in which the flight training was completed.

Requirements for the acquisition of the aerobatic license

In our ATO, an applicant for an aerobatic license must have completed the following:

  • at least 40 flight hours on powered aircraft after the license has been issued.
  • theoretical instruction flight training of at least 5 flight hours

Theoretical training

As part of the theoretical instruction, the applicant should be taught how to perform aerobatics safely. In particular, the special aviation regulations for aerobatics, the requirements and effects in relation to human performance and the performance limits of the aircraft are dealt with as key topics. Theoretical instruction should be carried out in parallel with practical training.

Distribution of the teaching material

Classroom teaching:

  • 1.0 hours Air law, air traffic and air traffic control regulations

Minimum altitude, consent of passengers, obligation to submit a flight plan, aerobatics over airports, aerobatics over airfields, where aerobatics may be performed.

  • 2.0 hours Human performance

Spatial disorientation, causes of airsickness, effects of pos. and neg. G’s, measures for grayouts and blackouts

  • 1.5 hours Aerodynamics

V/N diagram, meaning of VA, Neg. Roll turning moment, flat and normal spins, torn rolls, gyroscopic maneuvers

  • 0.75 hrs. airplane knowledge

Load with cracked figures, with gyroscopic and with males, fuel system, oil system, propeller control

  • 2.25 hours aerobatic maneuvers

Explanation of all maneuvers with corresponding introductory

Speeds, drawing according to Aresti, structure of aerobatic flight programs,

Competition flights

  • 0.5 hours Behavior in special cases

Recovery from unusual flight conditions, rescue parachute,

Emergency exit, briefing of passengers

Note: One lesson is 60 minutes!

Practical training

At the end of the training, the applicant for an aerobatic rating should be able to fly the aerobatic program as described in the guidelines under pt. 11 described flying alone. According to AMC During training, all maneuvers are performed at minimum and maximum speed. flown at the same speed. The power setting is reduced to such an extent that the aerobatic program can be flown at a constant altitude with cleanly flown figures. With the Extra 300 this corresponds to approx. 60% of the engine power (RPM 2200 at approx. 23 inches of manifold pressure). This engine setting can be used during the entire aerobatic training and therefore causes very little noise in flight. The training should bring the applicant up to a standard that allows him to take part in an aerobatic championship in the “Sportsman” category. At the end of the training, the student is issued with a certificate of completion for submission to the authorities.

Extension of rights for applicants of a KFB in another category

Applicants who have acquired the aerobatic license in another aircraft category may extend the privileges to a powered aircraft if:

the applicant is in possession of a valid license for powered aircraft the applicant has completed at least 3 training flights with a flight instructor. The flights must include the full aerobatic syllabus.

Flight training exercises

The flight training must include

  • Flight preparation including determination of mass and center of gravity, control and provision of the aircraft and emergency equipment
  • Slow flight, stall exercises, inverted flight, steep turns, ending spiral dive states, chandelle, lazy eight Controlled rolls left and right Looping upswing (Immelmann) left and right Hammerhead turn (only against the direction of rotation of the motor) Aerobatic program Roll turn, rollover turn left and right Spins, normal, inverted and flat spins Flying aerobatic programs.

At the end of the training the applicant should be able to fly the following aerobatic program.