News: 2012 BAeA Known Sequences

The Known sequences for the 2012 competition season are now up on the BAeA website, here. I’m looking forward to flying the Standard Known. It looks something like this:...

Why?

Why Aerobatics? What got you into it? When people ask me what I do, besides the day-to-day engineering stuff, I inevitably tell them that I fly aerobatics in a Pitts Special. I tell them this not to show off, but because I’m genuinely proud of what I do and how...

Pushing psychological boundaries

Today I’m going to re-post something I wrote over on my other blog immediately after my trip up to Sherbern-in-Elmet for the last competition of 2011. This has been cut down somewhat to just show how I felt in the wake of the trip and what I’d learned...

Decision making and the art of backing out

“If in doubt, chicken out!” I started rock climbing when I was sixteen, and have since spent many hours out in the hills, on rock faces and crags in both the summer sunshine and the depths of the icy winter darkness. For several years now ice climbing has...
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