The AOPA Basic Aerobatic Certificate is conducted in one of our 3 Super Yak 52s.
This is a Russian Warbird with a 9 cylinder radial engine putting out over 400 horse power.
During aerobatic flight the engine burns approximately 120 litres of fuel an hour and 1-2 litres of oil.
If you have aspirations of flying warbirds and/or becoming a display pilot we are the only place to do your training. All our instructors are display pilots with the team and Jez the boss is a Display Authority Examiner-one of only a few people in the country qualified to issue a Display Authorisation.
All our aircraft have massive 3 bladed props and you will be shown how to you use the rudder correctly as all the propeller forces are very apparent. The Yak 52 is a complex aircraft and requires careful engine management and descent planning.
This is why it is the perfect trainer for those wanting to fly warbirds and more advanced aerobatics. The first hour is a familiarisation flight to get to grips with all the systems and handling characteristics in and out of the circuit.
Our course is 10 hours long including the test and is run from our HQ at Henstridge Airfield in Somerset, UK. We are surrounded by Class G airspace so no time is lost transiting to training areas.