AAA Basic Aerobatic Course – BAC

Looking to do a basic aerobatic endorsement? Then this is the place to start!

Aerobatics is FUN! It is the only way to truly understand and enjoy the pure three dimensional freedom of controlled flight, and you don’t have to be the next “Top Gun” to do it! Additionally, the ability to perform simple loops and rolls is a skill that provides a level of airborne confidence and exhilaration that continues to elude “mainstream” flight training today.

With its rich competition heritage, the Australian Aerobatic Academy’s aerobatics courses are structured around the Australian Aerobatic Club competition grades and designed to allow graduates to enter the applicable category of competition upon completion. Whilst certainly not a requirement, AAA course graduates are encouraged to participate in local, state and national competitions in order to maintain and refine their skills.

The Academy’s Basic Aerobatic Course is the most comprehensive combined basic aerobatic, upset recovery and advanced flight handling skills course available in Australia. Conducted in the Robin 2160i, the course is designed to teach licensed pilots with no previous aerobatic experience the techniques, skills and knowledge required to conduct safe, proficient aerobatic flight manoeuvres. Not only will you learn how to perform individual manoeuvres, you will learn how to fly them in sequence as well as recognise and recover from mishandled manoeuvres in safety, and have fun doing so! 

The course also incorporates all components of the Academy’s Advanced Handling Skills course, designed to instill a positive, measured approach to aircraft control using the full aerodynamic envelope, as well as cope with emergency situations including upset recovery. Upon graduation, you will qualify for an aerobatic Flight Activity Endorsement, be able to take up passengers in the Robin, fly basic aerobatics and spins, and be confident in your ability to do so safely! 

The AAA Basic Aerobatic Course includes:

  • CASA Aerobatics & Spinning Flight Activity Endorsements
  • Robin 2160i type conversion
  • Precision flight path & approach control techniques
  • Advanced stall recognition and flight path recovery
  • Emergency spin recovery technique
  • Loops
  • Aileron rolls
  • Wing-overs (“lazy eight”)
  • Stall turns
  • Hi-“G” turns (≥ +2G)
  • Upright spins
  • “Falling Leaf”

Course content may be varied depending upon the candidate’s level of previous experience; however, competency in all syllabus items must be demonstrated prior to endorsement check.

Already have some aerobatic experience? If you already have some experience in aerobatics, and you are looking to expand your skills, then please look at our Entry, Graduate Sportsman  and Low Level Aerobatics Courses. These “post-graduate” courses will give you the skills and knowledge to progress from a “basic aerobatic endorsement” to as far you want to take your aerobatic development – all the way to Unlimited competition level if you so desire!

The Academy can also conduct aerobatics training for owners of aerobatic-capable Experimental category aircraft subject to assessment and suitability – please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Need a Aeroplane Flight Review or thinking of converting your RA-Aus certificate to a CASA RPL? This course is a fantastic way to expand your skills and meet the relevant CASA requirements! Contact us for more details.

Course Pre-requisites

  1. Hold an aeroplane pilot licence.

Course Synopsis

For an overview of the course please click on the link below:

AAA Course info – Basic Aerobatics Course