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IAC Chapter 35 presentation - Aerobatic Safety

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Saturday February 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Nashua Boire Field, 79 Perimeter Road, Nashua, NH 03063  (map)

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IAC Chapter 35 presentation - Aerobatic Safety


Mail received about this WINGS presentation:

The New England Aerobatic Club, International Aerobatic Club Chapter 35 is hosting my presentation on aerobatic safety on February 10, at the Nashua Airport, 9AM. This note is to invite you and your club/chapter/friends to join us for what I think you will find is an interesting and informative morning.

The topics presented are of interest to anyone who does aerobatics, as well as any pilot who flies cross country in an airplane that has limited fuel and no equipment to fly in clouds. We do that a lot when flying aerobatic airplanes to IAC contests.

The presentation includes video of first hand accounts, by friends Sean Tucker and Dan Marcotte, of their bailing out of broken airplanes. Their perspectives are unique and educational.

The list of topics presented are:

   -  Aerobatic emergencies
   -  Aerobatic safety gear – Parachutes, helmets, canopy breakers, etc
   -  The Airplane - performance and hazards
   -  The Pilot – G Tolerance and G Loss of Consciousness (GLOC)
   -  FAA Rules For Aerobatics
   -  Cross Country Flight – Fuel limits, weather, the direct route vs the safe route
   -  Crashing

The presentation includes videos of upright and inverted spins from the pilot’s view. Spin recovery procedures will be explained. There is video of emergency parachutes being demonstrated, and I will have a parachute to open and examine. I hope that you find these video’s and all of the topics interesting and informative.

The FAA Portland FSDO FAAST will credit attendance towards the WINGS program.

The background of your presenter, myself, includes 3500 hours of pilot-in-command, competing in over 50 aerobatic contests, serving as an IAC Safety Coach, with Commercial pilot ASMEL SES, FAA Senior Parachute Rigger, and 1680 sport parachute jumps accumulating over 13 hours of free fall. I currently fly a Pitts Special S-2A and in 2017 flew to 6th Place in the Intermediate Category at the US National Aerobatic Championships.

I hope that you will join me for an educational morning at the Nashua Airport.

Please RSVP your participation to the host, the President of IAC Chapter 35, Phil Joseph. philip.joseph   (at

Wes Liu

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