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Precision Spin Success! Never been this Ecstatic while Flying Solo! (… + Bose A30 :)

Pure #Joy as I figure out Spin Recoveries ON HEADING! (while test Flying the new A30 🙂

To learn proper spin recovery technique, first and foremost, work with a qualified instructor – but also, watch the #Aerobatic training episode(s) I filmed with Luke 🙂 That said, this one is definitely NOT training – it’s just sharing my raw excitement and glee as I start to really figure out how to recover from spins with some degree of precision in the hopes to fly a competition; so really this is just sharing my debrief in that regard – I’m absolutely not endeavouring to train you how to execute, or recover from spins.

Here’s a text Luke sent me after reviewing this rough cut: “One observation ….. I’ve been watching you for many many years now and seeing you nail your spin recoveries is PROBABLY the most ecstatic I’ve ever seen you in a flying scenario :D“

Luke training playlists:
Pitts S2B:   • Advanced Aerobati…  
Extra300:    • Extra 300L Checko…  

More about Luke and Harv’s Air Inverted: https://www.harvsairinverted.com/

And as always CloudAhoy is my debriefing tool of choice, a really cool feature for those of you that don’t have edit suites at home, is that you can sync a raw YouTube #Flying video with in the interface, and it will intelligently stay in sync with your debrief!

To learn more about IAC, visit: https://www.iac.org/


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I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can. How does the saying go? “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards”. And in aviation, not all tests are survivable.

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I am a “weekend warrior” private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial. I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience – I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve…. Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share.

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