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From: John Cornwell <jwcornwell at>

Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 12:38:54 UTC


  Ditto that one.  And, of course, Neil Williams's "Aerobatics."  Those two
books are the best ever.  Knowledge from a wealth of experience, exceptional
teaching ability and wonderful prose.  Delightful reads, over and over again.

"David J. Clemence" <clemence at> wrote:
'Flight Unlimited 95' by Eric Muller gives great insight to the finesse
required for competition figures.......if only I could convince the judges
that I have read this Scripture many times. My fiancee often reminds me just
how many times that actually is !!!!!!


David J. Clemence
Laser VH-JAD
Australian Aerobatic Club
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Boyd" <aboyd at>
To: "Mark Dickey" <flyinut at>; <acro at>
Cc: "Peter Ashwood-Smith" <petera at>
Sent: Saturday, 20 April 2002 9:45
Subject: [Acro] Re:

> Well, I have no doubt that Mike Goulian knows more than Peter
> or I ever will about aerobatics, but there are still some omissions
> from his books, both of which I bought and tried to read carefully,
> such as:
> 1) getting a vertical exit from a competition spin.  If you follow his
> receipe on page 133 (Basic) it just ain't gonna happen.
> 2) On p 116 (Advanced) Mike seem to have the curious opinion
> that forward stick accelerates a spin solely because of rudder
> blanking.  This is repeated on p 117, and on pages 111 and 112
> large diagrams explain rudder blanking and elevator position
> in upright and inverted spins.  But most pilots might agree that
> decreased radius of gyration (like a figure skater pulling her
> arms in when she's spinning) and drag (less AOA, less Cd)
> reduction (like forward stick in a snap) are probably at least
> as important factors as rudder blanking in accelerating a spin
> with relaxed elevator.
> Even with the above, I highly recommend anyone starting
> out in aerobatics get both of Mike's books.  Lots of good
> stuff in there.  Plus, if you're flying a Pitts, get both of
> Bill Thomas's books, too.
> --
> aboyd at  ATP
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Dickey" <flyinut at>
> To: <acro at>
> Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 2:53 AM
> Subject: [Acro]
> > Mike still know his stuff.
> >
> > Mark W. Dickey
> >
> > PS: Don't take anything away from him.
> >
> > >Mike Goulians book is quite vague on the subject.
> >
> >
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