aerobatics course

advanced skill development through Aerobatics

Aside from the thrills of flying upside-down, a major benefit of learning how to fly aerobatics is the development and refinement of flight skills. These skills will provide the pilot with confidence to pull an aircraft out of virtually any sort of unusual or unintended attitude in the sky.

Become acquainted with unusual attitudes

what you need to know

Course Prerequisites

  • Glider Pilot License (York Soaring Policy)

What to expect

Students will cover four modules over the course. These modules include ground briefings and flight instruction and build skills necessary for safe aerobatic flight:

  1. Unusual Attitudes: Lines, G, advanced stalls and spins, recovery from vertical, inverted flight
  2. Basic Maneuvers: Loops, wing-overs, Turns, Spins, Hammerheads, Slow Roll
  3. Combination Maneuvers: Split-S, 1/2 Cuban, Immelman, snap roll combinations, 1/4 cloverleaf
  4. Aerobatic Sequences: putting it all together

Licencing requirements

There is no Transport Canada rating nor license for Aerobatic flight in gliders. However, in order to conduct aerobatic maneuvers in York Soaring aircraft, a member is required to undertake training. Should a member want to take a passenger up for some aerobatic flight, they must be trained as an aerobatic instructor in gliders.

What happens after you're done?

You can rent York Soaring gliders (certified for aerobatics) and do some basic aerobatics maneuvers and sequences, solo. You can also progress further and get your Instructor rating for aerobatic flight at which point you can take up passengers.