UTTER NUTTER FLIGHT
This flight profile is only for the most extreme individuals on the planet! Flown in the world’s top two-seat certified competition aerobatic aeroplane (the Extra300), with a top air display pilot, you will have the opportunity to experience the massive forces experienced at the very edge of the flight performance envelope!
After a detailed flight and safety briefing, you will be introduced to the effects of controls and aerobatics.
Then – can you handle – THE BIG FIVE EXTREME MANOEUVRES?
Your introduction to the world of gyroscopics. A vertical twisting manoeuvre so named because it resembles the instructions used to teach people how to do up a bow tie.
2. Inverted loop
The Extra has a symmetrical wing and so everything that can be done the right way up can also be done upside down! For this the aeroplane is rolled upside down in level flight, and then ‘pushed’ at -3G to fly an outside or inverted loop.
One of the most dramatic of all the gyroscopic figures and used to great effect at Airshows. At high speed, the Extra is pulled up to 45 degrees, rolled onto its side in knife edge flight, and then ‘tumbled tail over nose! Ruade is a French word used to describe the huge kick from the hind leg of a horse.
4. Inverted push-up to Lomcevak
From upside down flight, the Extra is pushed upwards onto the 45degree inverted upline and then ‘kicked’ into a Lomcevak tumble. The name allegedly comes from a Czech word describing the motion of a drunken man!
Invented by World Aerobatic Champion Eric Mueller, this incredibly complex figure starts with a 6G pull to the vertical upline, where an aileron roll to the right is followed by a series of negative flick rolls. As the energy declines and the cone of rotation expands the aircraft is transitioned into a downwards erect flat accelerated spin.
The price is £695 for 1 person or £1,195 for 2 people (save £195). Bookings for 2 people are flown 1 after the other.
Flights are available on WEEKDAYS ONLY (not weekends).
You should expect to be with us for between two and three hours.
You will be kitted out in a high quality military flying suit and then choose your call-sign.
You will be taught how to fly aerobatics (yourself!), and be given a detailed safety brief.
At the aircraft, you will be shown the cockpit controls and receive another safety brief.
Take-off and get to know the aeroplane: introduction to effects of controls – turning, climbing, descending.
Aerobatics – beginner and intermediate manoeuvres – demonstrated by instructor.
Student flies aerobatic manoeuvres: loop, aileron roll, stall turn, barrel roll, Cuban 8, slow roll, derry turn etc.
Instructor talks through Return to Base.
Time in the aircraft is around 40 minutes (20 minutes in the air).
Debrief with your instructor, including amount of G-force pulled and flight certificate.
Opportunity to purchase a video of your flight.