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.
     
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    Just signed up for my first aerobatic lesson. So stupid excited. I do have fears about it, but those fears are simply that I'm going to become immediately hooked and that's all I will ever want to do going forward. :cool:
     
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    If it is any comfort...it was fun to be upside down but hardly addictive. Spins were a blast but I've never wanted to do one in the 'kota. I have been willing to push the 'kota to it's limits with just me on board...
     
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    Just be aware that we acro heads get addicted to the sport not because we think being upside down or watching the horizon spin is fun or adrenaline inducing, but because of the never-ending challenge and satisfaction of learning new skills and finer degrees of control over the airplane. When you first start, it seems like a thrill to be inverted and see the ground spin, but that fades quickly and it becomes more about what I mentioned. Anyone who just wants an adrenaline rush will quickly get bored with acro. Not everyone becomes a G junkie, but it's great training and experience regardless.
     
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    I'm sure her chute is hiding in her little sun dress somewhere.
     
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    Given the French and the Maple leaf patch on the pilot's sleeve, I suspect this flight occured in Canada. I don't think Canada requires a parachute for aerobatic flight.

    I'm wondering how long the FAR requiring a parachute be worn with passengers if aerobatics are done has been in existance. My dad did a loop with me in a J-3 cub when I was 3, and that was decades ago. We weren't wearing chutes. In any case, I'm sure that the statue of limitations has expired long ago on my first loop.


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    That is a wonderful video. What a completely joyful laugh your daughter has. It's clear she was having a wonderful time.


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    Me, too.
     
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    Then why the chute comment?
     
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    Pretty sure gravity works there, too.
     
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    It was kind of excitement and fear too .
     
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    I did it in a Pitts back in 1985.... I died...!:confused:
     
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    But......you got bettah....right?
     
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    Lil bit...
     
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    No, but I haven’t done any heavy acro. Just did a spin recovery lesson and the a couple of aileron rolls. It was fun. Need to go up time with someone and do something bmore than that.
     
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    its wierd. I am extremely susceptible to motion sickness... I even got nauseated one time while waiting for the Ferry to leave the slip in New York... but I don't have any issues with normal flight maneuvers, up to and including a few spins...But acro kills me... Go figure...:dunno:
     
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    First was in an AT6, no fear,however I realized I’m not into upsetting my stomach.