Did anyone feel 0 fear their first aerobatic flight?

Discussion in 'Aerobatics' started by PrivatePilotStudy, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Timbeck2

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    What is a "zero" license?

    If nothing else just to change the thread in the forum list - its been on flight chops for two weeks.
     
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    If your instructor teaches using a building block approach, as they should, then the fear should be a non-issue. For me, among the greatest experiences of my life were 1) the first time I did acro solo (ie, no one to bail me out if I messed up) and the first solo flight in my Pitts (ie, no one to bail me out if I messed up). Pure adrenaline rush. Intoxicating!
     
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    Low altitude waiver to enable aerobatics down to the deck, as at air shows.
     
  4. Terry M - 3CK (Chicago)

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    My first acro was in a Pitts S-2 just after getting my PPL. I was 17. Pilot was a competition Acro pilot and I had total faith in him. He told me he bought the plane brand new for the same amount he paid for his house, and he wouldn't let anything happen to his baby or us. Played Danger Zone over the intercom on takeoff.

    A few years later went up in a Super D with a FedEx or UPS pilot who also taught acro for competition. I was afraid. Maybe because I was expected to execute the maneuvers? Maybe because I was a little older? Maybe because it was a thorough briefing and he had me practice getting out of the plane with the chute on (prior to start up)?

    But, I'm afraid before every flight.
     
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    Thanks Ken.