Kapiti Aero Club offers students full training towards achieving their Aerobatic Flight Rating.

The Aerobatic Rating course consists of a series of theory modules, which are completed in conjunction with flight instruction. Each student undertakes flight instruction in aerobatic manoeuvres and their various combinations.

Following satisfactory training performance the student shall complete a flight check. Upon successful demonstration, the student shall be issued with an aerobatic rating with a logbook entry recording the issue. The student may also apply to the CAA to have the rating on their pilot licence.



Spin Training

2 Hours Dual including the following;

  • Ground Briefing
  • Recognize the symptoms of the Incipient and Developed Spins
  • Recovery techniques

Basic Aerobatics

Ground Course including the following:

  • Legislation
  • Human Factors
  • Airframe Limitations
  • Airmanship
  • Preflight
  • Emergencies

Air Exercises

  • Spinning
  • Loops
  • Aileron Rolls
  • Stall Turns
  • Combinations

 Solo revision as required

Cost estimate for Aerobatic Flight Rating as at August 2018

Dual flight time (6 hours)               $1,600.00
Solo flight time (4 hours)               $780.00
Pre-flight Briefings (5)                 $100.00
Landing & Airways fees (approx)     $360.00
Aerobatic flight training guide           $30.00


* This breakdown is a guideline only.
Costs reflect club member rates and are GST inclusive.


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