A BGA Centre of Excellence
For Aerobatics we’re possibly the best place in the UK to learn to fly gliders to their full capabilities. Many of our pupils aim to pass their BGA Standard Aerobatics Badge during their course.
At any level of flying, aerobatic training will improve your flying, your handling of the aircraft and help you better understand the aircraft’s capabilities (and your own!) in unusual attitudes. Aerobatics is an exercise in precision flying and will take your flying to another level. So come and broaden your flying skills and have fun !
Training is in our club K21 or Perkoz aircraft, both of which are capable of advanced manoeuvres such as rolling and inverted flight. The course includes ground school and safety briefings which are an essential element of the training.
Beyond that, private aerobatic gliders like the Lunak are based at Saltby airfield. We can teach numerous levels; Standard, Sports, and Intermediate. A Standard Badge involves carrying out Humpty Dumpties canopy down, Loops, 45 degree down and up lines, steep turns, chandelles.
Whether you’re aiming to compete in this spectacular sport , are looking to achieve your BGA Standard badge or you just want to be able to do loops and develop your aircraft handling skills, Saltby is the place to come.