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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Aerobat acro (new subject name)


Thread: [Acro] Re: Aerobat acro (new subject name)

Message: [Acro] Re: Aerobat acro (new subject name)

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From: jeffery at

Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 21:44:33 UTC


  The placards in the two Aerobats I've flown and their respective POH did not 
list a hammerhead as an approved maneuver.  It has always been my understanding 
that this maneuver was not approved or it would be listed.  There was a post to 
the Exploder a couple of years ago from a chap in England stating that 
hammerheads were approved in that country.  What I had heard was that they were 
not allowed due to the possibility of a tail slide.  After seeing the 
construction of the tail section and control surfaces of this airplane, I can 
understand the concern.  The possibility of an inverted spin entry from a 
hammer would also be of concern in this airplane.  Anyone out there have a more 
educated perspective on this than mine?  I'll bet that the guru of Aerobat 
acro, Bill Kershner, would know.

Jeffery Poehlmann

> Cessna aerobat not approved for hammerheads?  Where does it say that?
> jeffery at wrote:
> Since the Cessna Aerobat is not certified for hammerheads in this country 
> (silly rule), they would only be able to fly in Primary which is a new 
> category.  I started my acro habit with an Aerobat before moving on to the
> hard 
> stuff.  It was great fun, but you really have to work hard to make the figures
> look good.  Not that I ever did, but I could tell it would be difficult.
> Jeffery Poehlmann
> > In a message dated 9/25/2002 7:15:23 PM Central Daylight Time, 
> > RGaynor at writes:
> > 
> > <<  If we fly to a 
> >  contest in a Cessna trying to build some flying time, the disparaging 
> > remarks 
> >  ABSOLUTELY DON'T help to get folks involved.
> >  
> >  Most of the people we have met in IAC (by far the strong majority) have
> been 
> >  very helpful, gracious, hospitable, and VERY willing to explain the sport
> to 
> >  newcomers.  Thanks to all of them who have helped us.  Let's try to convey
> >  this feeling of WELCOME to any new potential members.  It certainly will 
> > help 
> >  to grow active participant numbers, pilots and otherwise.  >>
> > 
> > And let's not forget what Amelia Reid did for the "lowly" Aerobat!
> > 
> > Speaking of which, do any ever show up at contests?
> > 
> > Melanie
> > Rhome (Ft. Worth) TX
> > 


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