We use the most capable aircraft in the world and for our training. The Extra 300L is used globally as the aircraft to fly unusual attitudes in. This mostly carbon fiber, fully aerobatic, tandem two-seat competition aircraft is the world's only current production Transport Canada & FAA certified +10/-10 G aircraft. It has become the plane to beat at the highest levels of competition aerobatics. Best known for its extremely light control stick forces and its dazzling 400°/second roll rate. A pilot's dream plane, the Extra 300L is often regarded as the most agile, most powerful, best performing, most fun 2 place aircraft they have ever flown. Designed and built by Walter Extra in Germany, this aircraft is very strong and built to last, has very few moving parts, and is low maintenance. It is the only Transport Canada certified aircraft of its kind capable of winning the World Aerobatic Championships, and the perfect aircraft for this training platform. The safest airplane that’s certified for commercial use, nothing taught in the extra is unique to that airplane, it is directly transferrable to your aircraft.
EXTRA 300L SPECIFICATIONS
Engine 6-cylinder, 300 hp Lycoming AEIO-540 L1B5 with inverted fuel and oil systems
Propeller Three-blade wood/composite, constant-speed MTV 9-B-C/C 200-15
Maximum Gross Weight 2,095 lbs (952 kg)
Standard Empty Weight 1,470 lbs (668 kg)
Never-Exceed Speed (Vne) 220 kts
Maneuvering Speed (Va) 158 kts
Maximum Rate of Climb 3,200 fpm
Stall Speed 55 kts
Range 414 nm
TC/FAA Certified Load Factor ±10 Gs
Length 22 ft 10 in
Height 8 ft 7 in
Wing Span 26 ft 3 in
"Why the Extra 300? How does that transfer to my personal aircraft, Jet, or airliner?"
The Extra 300 is the only commercially certified fully aerobatic aircraft, with a flight envelope certified for extreme negative and positive G loads. This training could not be conducted on any other aircraft, including basic aerobatic aircraft with reduced and limited G loads. Simulators cannot recreate G loads as well as startle factors like an actual aircraft can. We don’t have to worry about “breaking” the aircraft and therefore, can complete a much wider training platform.
SUPER DECATHLON 8KCAB
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 propeller and inverted oil and fuel system’s. These features make the aircraft the perfect stepping stone to our more complex tailwheel aircraft Extra 300.
SUPER D SPECIFICATIONS:
Acrobatic Limit Loading: +6, -5 g's
Takeoff Distance, Ground Roll: 580 ft.
Takeoff Distance Over 50-ft Obstacle: 1061 ft.
Demonstrated Crosswind Component: 17 kts.
Rate of Climb, Sea Level: 1130 fpm
Maximum Level Speed, Sea Level: 155 mph TAS
Cruise Speed / Endurance with 45 Min Reserve @ 75% Power: 141 mph/ 3.4 hrs
Fuel Consumption @ Altitude: 9.6 gph @ 7500 ft.
Service Ceiling: 16000 ft.
Landing Distance over 50-ft. Obstacle: 1126 ft.
Landing Distance, Ground Roll: 498 ft.
Power Plant: Lycoming AEIO-360-H1B
Horse Power @ RPM: 180 @ 2700 rpm
Recommended Engine TBO: 1600 hours
Propeller, Constant Speed: MT Composite MTV-15-B-C/C188-34
Seats: 2, Tandem
Empty Weight: 1305 lbs.
Max. Gross Weight (Normal): 1950 lbs.
Useful Load (Normal): 645 lbs.
Payload with Full Fuel (Normal): 405 lbs.
Max. Gross Weight (Acrobatic): 1800 lbs.
Useful Load (Acrobatic): 495 lbs.
Payload with Full Fuel (Acrobatic): 255 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 43 gal. (40 gal. Usable)
Oil Capacity: 10 quarts
Baggage Capacity: 100 lbs. (10.4 cubic ft.)
The Super Decathlon has a roll rate of about 180 degrees per second. Spades on the ailerons act like power steering on a car, using scoops to catch and take advantage of relative wind. It includes a semisymmetrical wing that is curved on top and bottom to improve inverted flight capabilities, and inverted oil and fuel systems that allow the Super D to fly upside down for two minutes. The Super D is the next step up from simple positive-G aerobatic airplanes like the Aerobat or the Citabria. It has what country and western stars call crossover, the ability to please more than one crowd at a time. It can be a trainer and Sunday fun airplane, or it can do serious airshow work. Many pilots have thrilled crowds using a Decathlon.