Performance Flying Course

We subscribe to a path of continuous learning and continuous improvement and believe that every pilot should always strive to find ways to increase their knowledge about the aircraft and the environment in which it operates. With this goal in mind we have added a 2-seat Extra 300L aerobatic aircraft to our fleet to improve your hand flying skills, increase perceptive awareness and become a more competent pilot.

Performance Flying Course

Three 1/2 day lessons
Take a deep dive into:
  • Stalls
  • Spin Prevention & Recovery
  • Upset Prevention & Recovery (UPRT)

Extra 300L

The ultimate in upset and aerobatic flying.
Aircraft Specs:
  • 2-seat, tandem
  • 300 HP Lycoming Engine
  • Carbon Fiber airplane

Lesson 1

The first lesson will focus on:

  • left-turning tendencies of a propeller driven aircraft and what forces causal to these tendencies. 
  • in-depth discussion of the critical angle of attack, how a wing stalls, why a wing stalls, and
  • how to recognize the conditions leading to a stall. 

Through the academics, you will come to understand:

  • the relationship of stick or yoke position to the onset of a stall
  • how “g’s” are asking the wing to do more work
  • how that relates to “g” available and accelerated stalls,
  • and how to most efficiently recover from a stalled condition.

The flight consists of an adverse yaw demonstration, left-turning tendencies demonstration, several different stall types with a critique of your recovery and the ability to explore the full aircraft envelope.

Lesson 2

After a clearer understanding of left-turning tendencies and the conditions leading to a stall, the academics guides you through a discussion of the conditions required to spin and how to prevent a spin from occurring.  The discussion continues in exploring the forces acting on an aircraft during a spin, how power and flight control inputs affect a spin, and the four spin phases.  Finally, the PARE spin recovery procedure is introduced.  In the Extra 300, after a brief review of stalls from the previous flight, you will:

  • conduct several spin prevention exercises to reinforce the early recognition of conditions required for a spin.  
  • experience a spin and apply the PARE recovery procedure.

Lesson 3

As a result of the aviation community’s focus to drastically reduce Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) accidents, there is an increasing demand for Unusual Attitude Training (UAT) or Upset Recovery Training (UPRT).  Lesson 3 will focus on the most effective techniques pilots can use when placed in an extreme unusual attitude situation. 

The academics:

  • focuses on the aerodynamics of the recovery, how you can use the available “g” to recover the aircraft, and
  • introduces the Push-Roll-Pull (PRP) recovery procedure. 

Once again, after a brief review of the three previous flights, you will be introduced to some extreme unusual attitude situations to apply and hone you PRP technique.

  • A willingness to expand your thinking about stalls, spin prevention and recover, and upset prevention and recovery training.
  • A willingness to push your personal envelop with respect to extreme aircraft pitch and bank attitudes.
  • A personal desire to become a more informed pilot.
  • A desire to expand your aeronautical decision making process.
  • A desire to have fun through exploring new and exciting flight regimes.
  • We have BOSE A20 headsets with chin straps but, if you truly want to use yours, please bring it.
  • Logbook so you can log dual received and any endorsements should you need them.
  • Comfortable and casual clothing (shorts are okay in the summer) as you will be strapped in a 5 point safety belt and wearing a parachute.
  • Thin, lightweight, close toed shoes like sneakers. Boots or thick soles will make it hard for you to “feel” the rudder pedals
  • Recommend a good nights sleep the night prior as you will be tired after a full day of training.
  • Recommend a somewhat bland breakfast like a bagel and nothing too spicy.
  • Recommend a light snack a couple of hours before your flights to settle your stomach.
  • Expect there to be some anxiety as we will push your comfort zone.
  • The job of our instructor’s is to ensure you have a high quality experience, therefore, we will tailor every flight for you.
  • Flights are conducted out of our Plymouth (KPYM) location
  • We have GoPro mounts in the plane if you want to bring your own.
  • Use of our GoPro camera and providing the video to you is an additional $100.

$1,000 per lesson all inclusive:

  • Instructor
  • Aircraft
  • Headset*
  • Parachute

Full course is three 1/2 day lessons.

*You can bring your own headset or helmet. Our BOSE A20 has the required strap.

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