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Aerobatics Down Under by [Pilkington, David]
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There are many excellent books on aerobatics, especially on how to fly aerobatics and the physics of aerobatics flight however few of them cover the complete scope of underpinning knowledge requirements to safely fly aerobatics as this book does – the stuff that you need to know to fly aerobatics safely and have fun.
This book provides reference material for aerobatic pilots and to assist new aerobatic instructors in preparation of training material and knowledge enhancement. It includes tips on training for low level aerobatic endorsements. It also includes the knowledge required for flight instructor training endorsements in spin and aerobatics. It also includes the knowledge required for flight instructor training endorsements in spin and aerobatics, going further than CASA's minimum requirements.
The book is based on the classic aerobatic trainer, the Super Decathlon, commonly used in flying schools and therefore tailwheel endorsement training notes are included.
The book covers the Australian regulatory environment and so may be used as a textbook for Australia's Part 61 Manual of Standards for tailwheel, spin and aerobatic training, especially if learning in the Super Decathlon.
Before we go too far – remember “PARE”. If you remember nothing else but that I have succeeded in something.

About the Author

David J Pilkington FRAeS started flying in 1966 and commenced aerobatics a few years later in an Airtourer before moving onto the Pitts. With two friends he built a Laser which he flew for twenty years in competitions and airshows. David was twice Australian Advanced Aerobatic Champion and competed in Unlimited Category for a number of years. He was leader of a team of three Pitts Specials flying formation aerobatic displays for several years. Over the years he has owned a variety of aerobatic aircraft - Airtourer 100, Standard Decathlon and most recently a Super Decathlon and Pitts S-2A. David has been a flight instructor since 1995 and prior to that was approved to teach advanced aerobatics and test for low level aerobatic approvals. He was a Grade 1 Flight Instructor and a Flight Examiner for spin and aerobatic instructors. He is an independent flight instructor in Melbourne, Australia who specialises in tailwheel, spinning and aerobatics including low level aerobatics. In 2011, David was awarded the Paul Tissandier Diploma by the FAI for his services to sport aerobatics over many years. David has a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering from RMIT and a Master of Science from Cranfield University in the UK. His early career was in aircraft aerodynamic design, flight & wind tunnel testing, flight performance, handling qualities and flight loads including work with the NASA Spin Research Center. He was Vice President, Engineering and Test Pilot at Aviat Aircraft, Inc (USA) in the mid-nineties then Chief Engineer - Air Vehicles at ASTA Components (Boeing Australia) prior to joining GKN Aerospace Engineering Services in 2001. David continues engineering activities as a consultant.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4879 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Publisher: David J Pilkington; 1 edition (26 June 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073CMDYC2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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