Aerobatic Rating

Learn how to safely perform aerobatic manoeuvres including rolls, loops and turns.

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The course breakdown:

5 hours of flight instruction
Theoretical knowledge instruction

Pre-entry requirements

To start the Aerobatic Rating course you must:

  • hold a valid LAPL(A) / PPL(A) / CPL(A);
  • have completed at least 40 hours of flight in aeroplanes as flight time post licence issue.

Course content

Slow flight and stalls / steep turns / introduction to unusual attitude recovery
Side slips / engine restart in-flight (if applicable) / spins and recovery
Recovery from spiral dives / recovery from unusual attitudes
Chandelle / lazy eight / rolls
Loops / inverted flight / hammerhead turn / immelmann
Human factors and body limitations
Technical subjects
Limitations applicable to the specific aircraft category (and type)
Aerobatic manoeuvres and recovery
Emergency procedures

Validity period

The Aerobatic Rating does not expire.

However, we set our own check dates, where your competence is assessed and refresher training can be performed. At these checks we also set your recovery height, whether you can carry passengers and which manoeuvres you'll be allowed to practice.

Why us?

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Simple online booking
Fair and clear pricing
Friendly, professional service
5 star rated on TripAdvisor

We think differently about flight training.

With membership, you get access to our online members area. It's much more than online booking - you can see your training record, check Gamston's weather, pay for your flight online, and so much more!

Generous time slots and friendly one-to-one instruction in our modern facilities mean that you'll always get the quality time that you need whilst training.

Plus, we don't have any hidden payments. There are no landing fees at Gamston whilst using our well-maintained fleet of aircraft and hot drinks are available at no additional cost.