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The Basic Aerobatic Manual: With Spin and Upset Recovery Techniques, Second Edition, is a complete reference for the beginning aerobatic student, with invaluable unusual attitude and spin recovery information for the more straight-and-level flyer. This book emphasizes techniques for the Cessna Aerobat models, but the described maneuvers easily translate to other aerobatics-certified airplanes.

Starting with stalls, chandelles and lazy-8’s, the student is guided through spins and the Three Fundamentals of basic aerobatics: the aileron roll, loop, and the snap roll. Once these basics are learned, the combination maneuvers (the cloverleaf, for example) are covered in-depth.

For the pilot more interested in flight safety than aerobatics, there is a chapter on unusual attitude (upset) recovery. Returning to controlled flight solely by reference to instruments is examined closely. The chapter on spins and spin recovery benefits from the knowledge gained in over 7,000 spins, each having from 3 to 25 turns, in the Cessna Aerobat.

William K. Kershner started his solo aerobatic career in a Stearman N2S at the age of 17. As a flight instructor, he later operated an aerobatic school in Sewanee, Tennessee using a Cessna 152 Aerobat, until his death in January, 2007.

This manual explains and illustrates 26 aerobatic maneuvers in a six-lesson supplement to introductory aerobatics instruction. It covers the following subjects:

Introduction to Aerobatic Flight

  • Federal Aviation Regulations
    Physical Condition
    Acceleration Forces

Preparatory Maneuvers

  • Stalls
  • Steep Power Turns
  • The Chandelle
  • The Wingover
  • The Lazy Eight

Spins

  • A General Review
  • Mechanics of the Spin
  • Spinning the Aerobat

Basic Aerobatic Maneuvers

  • The Three Fundamentals
  • The Aileron Roll
  • The Loop
  • The Snap Roll

Loop-Roll Combinations

  • Loops followed by Aileron Rolls
  • The Cloverleaf
  • The Cuban Eight
  • The Immelmann
  • The Coordination Exercise
  • Spins and Combinations

More Variations and Combinations

  • The Barrel Roll
  • The Snap at the Top of a Loop
  • The Reverse Cuban Eight
  • Hesitation Rolls
  • The Reverse Cloverleaf

Recoveries from Unusual Attitudes

  • Wake Turbulence
  • Hoodwork

Softcover, 8-1/4" x 10-3/4", 128 pages; illustrated throughout with black and white diagrams, figures, and the author's own illustrations.
Author William K. Kershner
2nd Edition, April 2014

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The Basic Aerobatic Manual: With Spin and Upset Recovery Techniques, Second Edition, is a complete reference for the beginning aerobatic student, with invaluable unusual attitude and spin recovery information for the more straight-and-level flyer. This book emphasizes techniques for the Cessna Aerobat models, but the described maneuvers easily translate to other aerobatics-certified airplanes.

Starting with stalls, chandelles and lazy-8’s, the student is guided through spins and the Three Fundamentals of basic aerobatics: the aileron roll, loop, and the snap roll. Once these basics are learned, the combination maneuvers (the cloverleaf, for example) are covered in-depth.

For the pilot more interested in flight safety than aerobatics, there is a chapter on unusual attitude (upset) recovery. Returning to controlled flight solely by reference to instruments is examined closely. The chapter on spins and spin recovery benefits from the knowledge gained in over 7,000 spins, each having from 3 to 25 turns, in the Cessna Aerobat.

William K. Kershner started his solo aerobatic career in a Stearman N2S at the age of 17. As a flight instructor, he later operated an aerobatic school in Sewanee, Tennessee using a Cessna 152 Aerobat, until his death in January, 2007.

This manual explains and illustrates 26 aerobatic maneuvers in a six-lesson supplement to introductory aerobatics instruction. It covers the following subjects:

Introduction to Aerobatic Flight

  • Federal Aviation Regulations
    Physical Condition
    Acceleration Forces

Preparatory Maneuvers

  • Stalls
  • Steep Power Turns
  • The Chandelle
  • The Wingover
  • The Lazy Eight

Spins

  • A General Review
  • Mechanics of the Spin
  • Spinning the Aerobat

Basic Aerobatic Maneuvers

  • The Three Fundamentals
  • The Aileron Roll
  • The Loop
  • The Snap Roll

Loop-Roll Combinations

  • Loops followed by Aileron Rolls
  • The Cloverleaf
  • The Cuban Eight
  • The Immelmann
  • The Coordination Exercise
  • Spins and Combinations

More Variations and Combinations

  • The Barrel Roll
  • The Snap at the Top of a Loop
  • The Reverse Cuban Eight
  • Hesitation Rolls
  • The Reverse Cloverleaf

Recoveries from Unusual Attitudes

  • Wake Turbulence
  • Hoodwork

Softcover, 8-1/4" x 10-3/4", 128 pages; illustrated throughout with black and white diagrams, figures, and the author's own illustrations.
Author William K. Kershner
2nd Edition, April 2014

 

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