Solo Aerobatics in the Super Decathalon ~ D. Patrick Caldwell on The Joys of Flight

Monday, July 6, 2009

Solo Aerobatics in the Super Decathalon

VideoAs you may know, I recently made my first solo in the Super Decathlon. Since then, I've had a few opportunities to go up and do some solo aerobatics. It's very neat to be able to take a tailwheel aerobatic airplane out all by my lonesome and try my hand at loops, rolls, and other basic techniques.

On my second trip, I found a cool way to mount my camera to the support rods in the cockpit. Well, I didn't find it. My instructor told me about the Pedco UltraClamp so I ran out and bought one. I took a few videos and here they are:

Have fun. Be safe. Happy Piloting.
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  1. Why so serious man? I believe that every maneuver should end with a smile. A snicker at least.

  2. Heh, everybody says that. I'm really not being serious. My mic boom is loose so I have to purse my lips to keep it from falling down. If I smiled, it'd just fall down and I hate that. True story :).