Welcome to the world of Aerobatics. Your journey starts here in the beautiful Devon countryside.
The Aerobatic Rating is a lifetime rating. It may be undertaken by any pilot with a UK CAA issued Licence, who has completed at least 40 hours’ flight time as PIC, in the appropriate aircraft category, since the issue of their Licence. The course requires at least 5 hours of aerobatic instruction (translating to 8 hours of flying time), or 20 flights and theoretical knowledge.
Flying from Dunkeswell is a real treat giving you stunning views as well as unrestricted airspace. Yeovil radar and Exeter give a fantastic traffic service, important when carrying out aerobatics. With aerobatic training it is beneficial to have line features for use on most of the manoeuvres and with the M5 and several railway lines within a short distance from the airfield, this keeps positioning time to the minimum.
The instructors are very experienced and between them have many thousands of hours’ instructional experience: Andy Wilkins owns the Super Decathlon used in training. He is also a UPRT instructor, as well as a full aerobatic instructor and benefits from many years’ flying experience.