Sequences

Sequences are the aerobatic routines to be flown by pilots in competition.
Entry, Sportsman and Graduate Level sequences are published annually and can be viewed, downloaded and printed from this page..

Greg Diedrich – Captain of Flying

Sequences are series of aerobatic manoeuvres drawn in a format known as “Aresti”. In competition, they are flown in front of a panel of judges and scored according to a set of criteria set out by the rules and regulations.

 The better you present each manoeuvre the better your score. Sounds simple right?

Ask any pilot who flys aerobatic competition how many perfect scores they have received. The honest ones will say “not many” and don’t be surprised if you hear “Never. I’m still working towards that perfect score” Not only is the challenge of flying and presenting well, it’s all performed in an aerobatic box measuring just 1000 x 1000 Metres with a height based on the category you are flying. Every pilot flying into the box for the first time is amazed how small it actually is. 

Entry Level

The Entry Level is just that. It’s the starting point of your competition journey. At this level you will have encountered loops, rolls and the strange world of being inverted, the green skies and a blue earth is an amazing sight. Welcome to the world of aerobatics. 

Entry Level sequences are set by the AAC.
Entry Level sequences are known and perpetual.

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Graduate Level

At this point, you have a basic understanding of what the sport has to offer and are ready to expand and master this sport a little further. The figures are a little more demanding with additions like spins and half cubans. but with practice and the right coaching, your journey continues. 

Graduate Level – Known 2019
Graduate Level sequences are set by the AAC.
Graduate Level sequences are known and changed annually.

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Sportsman Level

Now the fun really begins. At the Sportsman Level things start getting busy and is where all the experience from the previous grades kick in. Humptys, rolls on the downline are just a few new things to master. If you have progressed from the previous grades then the basic lines should have become much easier and has whet your appetite for another challenge.

Sportsman Level – Known 2019
Sportsman Level sequences are set by the AAC.
Sportsman Level sequences are known and changed annually.

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“We now enter the three levels governed by the international body FIA/CIVA”

CIVA Free Known Programme 1
Power Intermediate / Yak-52,
Advanced and Unlimited 2020.

 

Intermediate / YAK52

At the Intermediate Level we are now entering into the start of the international entry level. The Aresti catalogue becomes more interesting as you now have the challenge of designing your own sequences. The aircraft you fly will need to be capable of a new range of figures too.

  

Advanced 

Muscle memory and higher performance aircraft are just a few things needed in the world of the Advanced Level. Negative lines and outside manoeuvres are sometimes more common than positive and inside manoeuvres. Not to mention the addition of snaps on the down lines and inverted spins. All great fun!

 

Unlimited 

We have now entered the pinnacle of our sport. Only the most experienced aerobatic pilot with a capable aircraft end up at this level. When these pilots perform, everyone stops what they are doing, just to watch in awe the true masters of our sport. Very few of us will experience the challenge of Unlimited Aerobatics. 

 

Australian Aerobatic Club - Queensland Chapter

Australian Aerobatic Club
Queensland Chapter