This video was taken by the Channel 3 helicopter in the Fighter Combat International training area in the eastern corner of the Phoenix Valley in Arizona. Check it out as Santa Claus flys a series of aerobatics to show the kids his flying skills in preparation for his Christmas flying duties with the Reindeer and Sleigh!
Alex arrived at Fighter Combat excited to gather some great experiences to tell his friends about back in Italy. He wanted to see everything the Extra could do. As you’ll see in the included video sampling below, his wishes came true and had a blast flying with Fighter Combat pilot, Paul BJ Ransbury, just 2-days before Christmas.
Client Air Show Pilot: Ryan Laughlin INVERTED FLIGHT AEROBATIC MANEUVER Category (Basic, Advanced or Extreme): Basic What’s Happening? In this video clip (below), Paul BJ Ransbury demonstrates Inverted Flight to Ryan. Mid-way through the maneuver Ryan takes control, waves to the camera and then proceeds to recover to upright flight. Inverted Flight is accomplished […]
Category (Basic, Advanced or Extreme): Basic Flight with Fighter Combat to see this maneuver: Super Ride, Power Ride and The video clip below contains several maneuvers in sequence that starts with a G-Warm-Up Exercise with alternating level 3-G turns, an Inside Loop followed by two Aileron Rolls. Our client “air show pilot”, Teresa, had lots […]
Client Air Show Pilot: Dennis Suding THE UPRIGHT ACCELERATED FLAT SPIN: AEROBATIC MANEUVER Category (Basic, Advanced or Extreme): Advanced What’s Happening? In this video clip the Fighter Combat pilot (Paul BJ Ransbury) talks the client (Dennis) through the entry and recovery of this particular advanced aerobatic maneuver. The specific recovery BJ takes him through is […]
Client Air Show Pilot: Carl McElroy THE LOMCEVAK TUMBLE: AEROBATIC MANEUVER Category (Basic, Advanced or Extreme): Extreme What’s Happening? The Lomcevak – (pronounced LOHM-sheh-vock). A Czechoslovakian word translated as “Berserk Headache”, it is actually a colloquialism meaning “Drunken Bum.” The Lomcevak, also called the lump-lump, appears to be a totally out-of-control maneuver visit us click […]
David arrived at Fighter Combat wanting to see everything the Extra could do and was specifically interested in the Point Roll (or Hesitation Roll). After an instructional demonstration and a few practices, he was able to fly the maneuver more effectively using a slower roll rate with crisper “stops” at the 90 degree points which characterizes this maneuver.
This scene starts with aircraft flying in side-by-side tactical formation just prior to the formation lead calling “check away” to setup for the neutral high-aspect engagement. When formation is subsequently directed to “turn in” the aircraft point head-on to each other closing at over 400 mph! When the two aircraft meet at the merge, the formation lead calls “fight’s on” to start the engagement. Watch and listen as BJ coaches Mud Ball through this high-energy fun-filled dogfight against Mud Ball’s brother-in-law, Blondie. Don’t let the results of this engagement fool you, in the next engagement (not included here), Blondie sets a Fighter Combat International record of 12.95 seconds from merge to guns kill.
The cockpit scene you view on this clip is about 1/2 way through an air combat engagement that was initiated with a high-aspect head-on pass at approximately 7,000′ MSL (5,500′ above ground level) with a closing velocity of about 500 miles per hour. In this clip, Eric follows the Fighter Combat instructor pilot’s coaching from a position of slight advantage to a position of effectively employing a lethal gun attack on the adversary aircraft. Watch Eric fly and listen as Smo highlights various air combat concepts to Eric discussed the mission briefing for him to apply to the actual engagement.
Over 1/2 Mile Spinning Upside Down Descending at 8,000 Feet Per Minute Category (Basic, Advanced or Extreme): Advanced NOTE: THIS MANEUVER IS NOT FOR EVERYONE HOWEVER, THE TAILSLIDE IS ALWAYS AN OPTION ON ANY MISSION PROFILE IF YOU CHOOSE TO SEE IT What’s Happening?The Inverted Spin can simply be described as a rapid descent […]