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LOOP Aerobatic Beginners Day

Post by Flyer1 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:34 pm

Hi All,

As we all know, Eddie Goggins recently competed in Oregon for AWAC 2008 where he enjoyed a huge success coming 3rd in the world in the Advanced category. Eddie was so kind as to provide an up-to-date in depth write up of the entire event.

We've got two new Irish competitors starting competition aerobatics this year. The first LOOP Beginners day takes places next Friday 17th April in Breighton, UK.

By coincidence, both of those competitors are forum members. I wish to take this opportunity to offer both "alphaLaura" and "Bump" the best of luck next Friday. I'll be there to capture it on camera :).

For those who haven't heard of LOOP Beginners days, these are single-day events designed to give novice aerobatic pilots a first introduction to flying competition style aerobatics. These events are run in collaboration with LOOP Magazine who sponsor the British Aerobatic Association. Two aerobatic instructors and aeroplanes are available for hire at these events and participants are given one-to-one coaching about how to fly the BAeA Beginners sequence, with the opportunity to fly the sequence overhead an airfield twice during the day. The emphasis is on informal learning and enjoyment.

More Info http://aerobatics.org.uk/pdf/LOOPBeginnersDay2009v1.pdf

http://aerobatics.org.uk/sites09/regloo ... hton09.htm

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Post by mr crow » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:53 pm

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Post by Pilot » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:53 am

Best of luck guys ;)

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Re: LOOP Aerobatic Beginners Day

Post by hum » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:32 pm

Flyer1 wrote:As we all know, Eddie Goggins recently competed in Oregon for AWAC 2008 where he enjoyed a huge success coming 3rd in the world in the Advanced category


I see that Eddie has been beating the British again.... congratulations on winning the Icicle trophy last weekend!!

Hope Laura and bump have a great day out - best of luck... what aircraft are you using?

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Post by Flyer1 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:06 pm

Hi hum,

The aircraft they're using is G-DUKK, John Dixon's 300L :)

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Post by EIWAT » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:28 pm

Good luck lads
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Post by Alan Murphy » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:38 am

Good luck guys. It'll be a great day out, for sure.

Brings back dodgy memories of my first competition a couple of years ago. Not pretty... :D

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Post by alphaLaura » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:23 pm

Thanks everyone. The nerves are setting in already... I know there's only 5 figures, but so much can go wrong!

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Post by Bump » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:18 am

Thanks everyone!! We're flying in the McLean Trophy the next day too - I think my nerves will be well and truly shot by Saturday evening! :roll:

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Post by michael747 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:52 am

Looks like a sweet aircraft.
Best of luck with it guys.

PS: Have the two of yee solo'd in the 300L or do yee do it with the instructor onboard?
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Post by damienair » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:56 am

Good luck Guys and enjoy the event, I would love to give it a shot, have a ball.
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Post by trimflyingclub » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:52 pm

Keep an eye out for the Bucker Jungmann's over in Breighton, nice aerobatic machines, plus all the interesting items in the hangars :D

Good luck in the aero's.

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Post by Flyer1 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:41 pm

Hi folks,

After being grey'd in this morning over here in Breighton, the day has cleared to reveal clear blue skies with a bit of haze.

alphaLaura has flown her first practise run and Bump is sitting in the plane as we go. Should have roll on the competition flying around 3:30 - 4:00.

I think i'll be back to go drool over that lovely Harvard in the hangar.

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Post by Bump » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:30 pm

Well folks, we're back after a great few days - sequences were flown, tea was drunk, friends were made... a brilliant experience in all. Laura is going to write up a full report and post it soon (I hope).

In summary though, we flew Friday - 1st flight practice (including critique) and the 2nd flight was judged. Out of 8 pilots we came 2nd and 3rd (Laura 2nd, me 3rd) so we were delighted with our finishes considering the chap that won it had almost 20hrs with Uncle Alan and some of the others had a lot more time in the Extra.

The MacLean Trophy on Saturday was a non-runner for both groups (Beginners & Standard) - even though the day was a cracker, the cloud base stayed at 2400' and only started clearing at 8pm.

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Post by Nanolight » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:51 pm

Well done to yiz. 8)

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