It’s time to go spinning in the skies when you fly aerobatics at Coventry Airport! This is your chance to experience what it’s like to fly some fine aerial tricks over the midlands with a fully licensed pilot instructor by your side – it’ll take your breathe away for sure!
Coventry is a great place to learn aerobatics as it’s a proper airport with business jets and cargo flights. It boasts all the facilities (including an impressive tarmac runway) without all the airspace restrictions or the hustle and bustle of a busy passenger terminal. That means you have all the sky to play with.
The aeroplane you’ll be going up in is a funky little Avions Pierre Robin R2160. French designed and built these aircraft are quite rare in the UK but they are fully aerobatic to +6 and -3g which is perfectly adequate to give the novice trickster a thrill. When you walk out to the plane you’ll have to admit the dark blue and gold livery is rather swish and highly appropriate for whizzing over the Coventry countryside pulling some moves.
Climbing into the cockpit (which can only be described as ‘snug’!) you’ll sit side by side with your instructor. In front of each of you there’s a stick control and a load of levers gauges and dials. Your pilot will explain the main instruments and controls whilst you are sitting on the apron then it’s time to get permission from the Coventry air traffic control and then get ready for your initiation into aerobatics.
Sliding the bubble canopy into place you’ll instantly realise that it gives you a superb all round view. It’s another advantage of this little Gallic plane after all it’s quite useful to be able to see what you’re doing when you’re literally in a spin!
We are offering a 30-minute introduction to aerobatics at Coventry and an ultimate 40-minute flight. The first will give you a taste of what flying aerobatics is like and the second will run you through a full series of aerial manoeuvres like a proper display flight. Both are pretytyy hair raising and we dare you to look down when you’re at the crest of your loop the loop – it’s quite something!