The Super Decathlon (8KCAB) entered production in the United States in 1970 as a more powerful and stronger complement to the American Champion Citabria line of aircraft. The Super Decathlon was designed with aerobatics in mind it features several features that make it excel. Some of these include fuel injection, a symmetrical airfoil, a constant speed unit (CSU) and inverted oil and fuel system’s. These features make the aircraft the perfect stepping stone from our Alpha 160A’s to more complex tailwheel aircraft Extra 200 and 300.
Engine: Textron Lycoming AEIO-360-H1B
Top Seed: 175kts
Cruise Speed: 123kts
Geforce Limits: +6.0g / -5.0g
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Here at “The Aerobatic School” you can rest assured that all of our pilots and aircraft are of the absolute highest standard. In fact, we believe that we set the standard in aerobatic training in Australia.
If you have any questions at all please reach out to us with the form on this webpage or if you prefer to speak with a real person then give us a call on 02 9791 0643. Let’s make a plan together to work out exactly what it is that you are seeking to do and get you started. We look forward to flying with you…
Already have a Recreational Pilots Licence or other Pilots Licence? Do you want to improve your skill and confidence and have lots of fun whilst doing so? Or perhaps you would like to take up competition aerobatic flying? Then come and see the aerobatic experts at The Aerobatic School about achieving your aerobatics rating.No previous aerobatic experience is required.
Build your flying confidence and improve your safety with the Upset Recovery and EMT experts! We’ve been doing it for thirty years and we are still one of a few organisations in the world who specialise in this training. You will also better understand the stall and spin and be able to recover from these quickly with minimum height loss in ANY situation. Find out more today.
The Aerobatic School has taught hundreds of pilots to fly over 30+ years of operation as Red Baron and Sydney Aerobatic School. We specialise in training you beyond the CASA minimums by utilising high performance training that will build your confidence and make you a safer pilot. All pilots complete aerobatic, upset recovery, advanced stall, spin recovery training and more.
Learn the art of formation flying and hone your skills with the formation experts who teach what they do! Our pilots are often seen over Sydney performing aerobatic formation displays or flying in formation at major events. We have even been featured on television and in the media. When it comes to flying in formation and can teach you how to formation fly like a real military pilot.
Tailwheel undercarriage or conventional undercarriage is a design feature which allows pilots to fly more advanced and manoeuvrable aircraft such as the Super Decathlon, Pitts Special and the Extra. This design feature requires pilots to be more attentive to handling the aircraft during take off and landing as well as taxiing. It is an excellent way to further increase your skills and confidence.
The Constant Speed Unit (CSU) is the design feature that more powerful and efficient aircraft use in order to better utilise the power produced by the engine. The unit allows the propeller blade to change its angle of attack to take a more effective stroke through the air and to utilise the torque of the engine more efficiently. Contact us and speak with an instructor today.