Competition aerobatics is an air sport in which judges rate the skill of pilots performing aerobatic flying. It is practiced in both piston-powered single-engine airplanes and gliders.
An aerobatic competition is sanctioned by a national aero club, its designee, or in the case of international competitions, by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).The sanctioning body establishes the rules that apply to the competition, including entry qualifications for all participants, operating procedures and judging criteria.
A pilot enters a competition in a category of his or her choice, which defines the level of difficulty of the aerobatic sequences flown. Within each category, a pilot flies one or more flight programs. Each flight receives a total score from the judges; ranking each pilot’s combined total scores for all flight programs within each category determines that category’s winner. In this video Neville Ferreira can be seen flying a Free Sequence at NW Regionals November 2012. The video was taken during his Advanced class – Free sequence.
Published on Nov 11, 2012 : Neville Ferreira