We are a small specialty flight instruction company operating a Super Decathlon out of Fitchburg, MA (KFIT) in central Massachusetts. Our main goal is training certificated pilots in basic aerobatics. We also can provide unusual attitudes training and CFI spin endorsements.
We can't offer solo rentals, but will fly as safety pilot in our aircraft if you have Decathlon aerobatic skills.
Solo rentals, fun/thrill rides, and stuff that involves lots of pattern work, including tailwheel endorsements, are outside our domain.
There are local options for tailwheel that will give you diverse experience and may allow rentals you'll need to build time. See the links page.
Flight reviews should be done in the airplanes you normally fly.
Our W&B numbers and scale say our aircraft has a limit of 200-220 lbs on customers. If you're at the upper end, we need to know in advance.
Full COVID vaccinations are strongly preferred. If you aren't, we reserve the right to require testing before each session if COVID reappears.
Most pilots steer aircraft in 2.5 dimensions. Aerobatics is the art of flying in three. It's an advanced piloting skill taking the aircraft and you to your full capabilities.
This syllabus provides instruction in basic aerobatic maneuvers, including the figures in entry level competition aerobatics. You don't need to compete, but you do need to be able to precisely control the aircraft.
Typically 10 sessions, we can adjust to your goals.
We think of it as flight envelope edge training rather than emergency maneuver recovery. In your normal training, you learned to stay in the center- not too slow, not too steep. Here you advance skills to become more comfortable outside that limited range.
This is typically 3 sessions- airwork, non-upright flight, and spins. If you have specific interests, ask.
This includes your presenting a lesson and practicing what you're teaching. You'll practice-teach spin awareness, then we'll discuss and do what you're talking about. You should be far enough along in your CFI training to have covered the FOI and practiced presenting lessons.
Some advanced airwork and one-turn incipient spins are mandatory, and we'll have a goal of experiencing developed multi-turn spins.