Introduction to Aerobatics

With the help of GBRCAA members, the BMFA run monthly Introduction to Aerobatics days at their National Centre at Buckminster. These are held on the first Wednesday of every month (except January).


On these days, first time pilots will receive a short briefing on some of the fundamentals of precision aerobatics. The rest of the day is spent taking turns to fly, with a highly experienced mentor at your side; offering tips, advice & ready to answer any questions you may have. There will also be demonstration flights by the mentors covering a variety of the current schedules (see the GBRCAA Schedules tabs for more information on all of these).


Flying usually starts at 10am (the BMFA Buckminster site opens at 9am so you can have your model set up, ready to fly at 10) & continues until late in the afternoon. These days are relaxed, non-competitive sessions, designed around pilots looking to improve their basic flying skills and make a start on learning to fly some simple linked aerobatic manoeuvres.


You may be interested in just improving your technique on a loop, a roll, or a stall turn, or you may be ready to start linking the manoeuvres and begin flying the ‘Clubman’ schedule. Whatever your aim, you will be surprised at how much you can learn in just one day.


There are usually two groups: those that have attended a previous ITA days and those who will be attending for the first time.

Pilot numbers are limited to 10, to ensure that everyone gets plenty of practice, but there is no limit on non-flying visitors, who are also very welcome.

Please see the latest ITA flyer, linked below: