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
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?
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.
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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