AcroFest #3 ... Just DO IT !!!
OK Williams soaring pilots. This is an opportunity to stretch your wings. Acro in the absolute best aerobatic glider on the planet. Oh man....this is very special.
Mallory has laid out the basic plan. Primarily a BBQ dinner on Saturday evening with aerobatic discussions and presentations during/after dinner. Many of you have heard the basic presentation. This time it will be more of an effort to address individual concerns and questions. No dumb questions. We (Mallory and I) will be at Williams from mid-afternoon on Saturday until the Fun-O-Meter runs out on Sunday.
Mallory and I fly with very different styles. Mallory flies (now I am speaking for myself. Mallory is my dear friend. But you need to know what makes us different with regards to aerobatics.) in a more free form, stream of consciousness style. He is very concerned that you are not overwhelmed. Smooth.
I (Guy) am trying to fly in more of the competition style. I am not an award winning glider aerobatic pilot. I did get second place (yes, there were more than two pilots) in the Tequilla Cup in 2010. My concerns are staying oriented at all times. Flying with precision. Flying each figure as an individual manuver and having a distinct pause between each figure to re-establish orientation and make sure airspeed and attitude are correct before entering the next manuver.
Our (Mallory and Guy) primary focus is to help with unusual attitudes. Especially how to recover from inverted flight. You can read about it all you want, but to actually experience being upside down and how to safely recover, without overstressing either you or your aircraft, is our primary focus. The next most significant pilot skill would be how to recover from a stall/spin situation. We will not practice below 1,500 feet, but being able to recognize the problem and know what inputs give you the best chance of recovering flying control is good. Mostly, I think it is being able to experience a full stall/spin so that you can recognize it and hopefully not freeze at the controls. The ASK-21 cannot be spun in the normal flying configuration. The FOX lives to spin.
So there it is. Another fun and skill oriented activity at Williams. Can it get any better?
Come fly with us.
Rex and Noelle have provided you with the opportunity to fly one of the world's most special aircraft. And, special pricing!!!! $100 for a 6,000 foot tow and aircraft time.
Any questions, contact Williams, or Mallory, or me. email@example.com
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Re: AcroFest #3 ... Just DO IT !!!
Remind me of the date, again?
Originally Posted by Guy Acheson
Re: AcroFest #3 ... Just DO IT !!! April 21-22, 2012
The dates are Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22.
We are scheduling most of the flying on Sunday so we don't impact the soaring pilots too much.
Saturday evening will be a BBQ and presentations.
Sign-up with Noelle.
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