Posts Tagged ‘aerobatics’

Is an intentional stall an aerobatic maneuver?

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

If you look up the definition of aerobatic flight in the FAR’s you will see that stalls are indeed aerobatic flight.  Because stalls are not a maneuver required for “normal” flight,” it falls under this paragraph.  Using this knowledge, flight instructors can easily teach quantitatively what minimum altitude is allowed absolutely, because the regulations state the minimum altitude for conducting aerobatic flight.  This is not neccessarily considering extra altitude for safety, but merely it gives everyone the regulatory minimum altitude for conducting and teaching stalls.

Any challanges…  What is the minimum altitude?  Is there any other safety criteria in the reg?  Feel free to comment; don’t get this confused with the requirement for parachutes.

Jack