Aerobatics

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Sweet silence

Article | Sep 10, 2015

Gliders, at least a few of them, are fully capable of pulling you out of your seat, shaking and stirring the soul—in the right hands, of course.

Aerobatic budget

Article | Sep 03, 2015

Competing in the aerobatic box requires dollars, and lots of them. Where there’s a will, and perhaps a willingness to share, there’s a way.

Holland shines

Article | Sep 02, 2015

Rob Holland’s unprecedented third freestyle victory at the World Aerobatic Championships gave the U.S. team reason to celebrate amid another disappointment.

Acro breakdown

Article | Aug 27, 2015

Sometimes the best way to build something is to bust it into little pieces. An aerobatic competition sequence is one example.

Among friends

Article | Aug 20, 2015

Pilots count on friends and family to make organized aerobatic competition possible, and each contest poses a logistical challenge that requires many volunteers.

Humble pie

Article | Aug 10, 2015

Turning the wrong way in the aerobatic box makes competition, in the sense of being competitive, difficult. A sense of humor and resilient ego come in handy.

Letters: From our July 2015 issue

Pilot Magazine | Aug 06, 2015

Our debates always generate a lot of mail from readers, and the discussion aboutthe best way to fly to OSH didn’t disappoint.

Mental gymnastics

Article | Jul 30, 2015

Mastering the mental discipline required to score well in aerobatic competition is arguably both the greatest challenge, and the greatest reward.

Flying with fire

Article | Jul 30, 2015

As performers crisscrossed the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, night sky with sparks streaming from their wings, the crowd was treated to a tradition with surprisingly deep roots.

IMC Club on verge of merger with EAA

Article | Jul 28, 2015

IMC Club began as a way to exchange real-world instrument flight rules discussions and now the popular monthly meetings and video lesson format is on the verge of merging with the EAA.