Ok, really it's 8 days but that's nearer enough. On the 12th May I'll be flying competition aerobatics for the very first time, something I never thought I'd be doing yet here I am practicing every weekend in the graceful Slingsby Firefly G-BUUK. The competition will be flown at Sleap airfield, thankfully my home field so I am already quite familiar with the competition box (shown below) that we need to fly within. On the day I shall be sharing G-BUUK with two other budding aerobatic pilots, one of which I believe will be attempting the Standard as well as Beginners level.
While I obtained my AOPA Basic Aerobatic certificate a few weeks ago, I have yet to fly the Beginners sequence solo. Yep, with 8 days to go. Maybe beginners luck will be with me that day to get within the top three? Judging by the weather we've been having recently, it looks like the first time I'll fly it solo will be on the day! Fingers crossed for this weekend that the fluffy stuff will be high enough (around 3,000ft AGL) for some green side up.