Did anyone feel 0 fear their first aerobatic flight?

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

  1. danhagan

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    Had one for 10 years ... never put it into a spin. Supposedly if you screw it up, they go into a flat spin very quickly ...
     
  2. N1120A

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    Those were mainly the older, small tail AA-1 and original AA-5 Traveller. The Tiger and Cheetah are far more benign.
     
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    You’ve spun a Tiger?
     
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    No, I follow the rules. That is, however, the reason the increased the size of the tail.
     
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    Eat a small balanced meal, don’t attempt to fly on an empty stomach, no dairy, no carbonated beverages, no deserts.

    You can build resistance with frequent small doses. Make sure you focus on points that help you keep oriented so your eyes and inner ear agree on what’s happening.

    Don’t know your situation, but chandelles and lazy 8s can be flown in just about any airplane. Good exercises so you can practice eyes/ears coordination. Not by the book, but 60* banks with those maneuvers get closer to where you want to be. Steep turns aggressively reversed eventually getting to Dutch rolls can still get to me if repeated too much.

    Good luck.
     
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    Same here. I could eat what would be considered the worst pre-flight meal ever and it wouldn't phase me no matter what the plane was doing.

    On the other hand, my wife gets motion sick at the slightest bounce.
     
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    Meet the Fokkers
    Went to a local airport tonight to rent a Warrior and buzz around.
    After talking to the A&P whom I've never met (first time at this airport). Awesome dude... he says how much time you got?
    I say no schedule. He says come on down here.
    He opens the hangar door, and there sits a '46 Cessna 140.
    I'm like, hey that's nice. He says let's pull it out. So we do.
    Then he say's hop in. So I do.
    Then he say's no, on the other side. So I'm flying this thing...

    First tailwheel flight and landing(s)
    First Cessna 140 flight
    and soon to find out it's my first aerobatics flight.

    Holy schnit.

    After the first couple hammer heads and half loop/half roll I was having fun.

    Zero fear didn't happen, but it got waaaay less after a few minutes.

    What a surprise and what a blast.

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