Did anyone feel 0 fear their first aerobatic flight?

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  1. PrivatePilotStudy

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    Yesterday I went up with my instructor in his Citabria. We did some tones of aerobatics most of which I was flying with him assisting. I expected some brown moments, I was super excited and not once felt scared, and even times wanted to push the plane even hard.

    Anyone else have a similar experience?
     
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    Yea, but I was 15 at the time... Who has fear at that age?
     
  3. timwinters

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    Diana took me up at her farm 8 or 10 years ago. My first true aerobatic experience.

    Fear? No.

    Nausea? Yes!

    The back of a Citabria is not a good place to first experience aerobatics. With my height, I couldn't see much so my gut felt the maneuvers before my eyes saw them. That wasn't good. I seriously doubt I would have had an issue in a low wing, canopied airplane or open cockpit.

    Still a lot of fun though.
     
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    My first aerobatic flight was in the back seat of a T-6 (the cool old one).
    I was sitting behind a man who holds a 0 (zero) license.
    No fear.
    I did some maneuvers and had fun, it was a blast. :)
     
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    Didn't feel fear, but am in the same boat with TimWinters about the nausea. The snap roll put my stomach in my throat, and then I got into an inverted spin at the very end which didn't help. Didn't lose it, but felt sick for about a day. Was an amazing time.
     
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    No fear nor sickness while getting tumbled in a Pitts. Pilot kept asking me if I was good. One of the best experiences of my life!

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    Where's that video of that 4-year-old Québécois girl? She seemed alright.
     
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    Nope. No nausea either, but when I flew the maneuvers the acro pilot got nausea and we had to cut the ride short.
     
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    Fear? No but I did get queasy when we reached six G so that was the end of that. The only thing I feared was the harness holding me in.
     
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    Not sure that fear is the right word. I was just really excited, and because it was a good friend that took me up, I didn't want to disappoint him by getting sick, etc. Fortunately I didn't get sick, had a blast, and I can't wait to do it again sometime. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. :)
     
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    I've been teaching acro for many years. It's natural for pilots to feel a small amount of fear on their first acro flight lesson. Your entire flying career you've been taught not to bank/roll beyond x, and that's exactly what you're going to do on an acro flight. The fear is not rational if you understand aerodynamics and the limitations of the airplane... but people are often irrational. :-(

    -RM
     
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    Long before I became a pilot, I was TDY at a recruiting station, and one of the airdales at the command wanted to know if I wanted a ride with him in the T-34B they kept nearby to keep the brown shoes current. After we got away from the airport, he asked me to cage the gyros and then tried to get me to toss lunch. No dice, I enjoyed every minute. After that he let me fly some and we did some local sight seeing. Nice flight.
     
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    Wow...I must be a real *****...I haven't done any aerobatics, but I think I would definitely feel some fear doing a loop or roll for the first time.
     
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    I loved our flight together. :) The other day I ran across a picture of us getting ready to go up...glad I didn't make you throw up. :)
     
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    fear came later.....:D
     
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    Me. Just airsick after awhile.

    I've only once been afraid in an airplane and it was when I inadvertently entered a spin from a power on stall. Instructor on board let me do it (I wouldn't listen to his critique of my stalls) and we then went up in a spin-capable airplane and did a dozen. Now they're fun.
     
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    I haven't done any aerobatics, yet. But I do remember my first spins, in a glider. Not so much fear as disorientation. I was in the front (CFI in the back), so I had a good view of the ground through that bubble canopy. I do remember pushing on the rudder pedals with both feet that first time, as if they were brakes or something.
     
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    I had a little fear leading up to it, but once we got airborne I was fine. First time I did aerobatics was during my spin training in a Super D. The spins were followed by a few rolls and loops, lots of fun!!
     
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    Me. But it was pretty mild acro in the back seat of a Citabria. Rolls and loops. Buzzing the river. Biggest problem was staying away from the stick, with my size and height it was difficult to stay out of the way of full control movement. My friend let me fly the approach but I was uncomfortable doing the landing from the back seat so I gave the airplane back to him.
     
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    There were some things I was okay with but he had to talk me into tail slides.... The thought of falling backwards to earth still makes my palms sweaty.
     
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    Probability states most folks deaths will be boring.

    I don't fear things like aerobatics, or skydiving, not really.
    Changing lanes, intersections, tacticaled out john Wayne's, encounters with small down docs, etc, that's a whole nother story.
     
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    I was probably a little nervous prior to the flight, but once you get into it, its just a lot of fun. Definitely nothing to be afraid of, at least at the introductory level.