Full recording now on our YouTube channel

The 2022 Judge and Pilot Workshop via Zoom will be on Saturday 26th March starting at 18:00

Judges: What do they really expect to see?

Pilots: How should you really aim to fly the figures?

We will once again be running an Online Judge and Pilot Workshop for Pilots, Judges and all others interested -

  • Firstly to review the BAeA Judge and Pilot Introduction and Test (see below to get your copy of this), and subsequently
  • To discuss and explore how to conduct the aeroplane so that it presents the figures in the best possible way for Judges to see and grade.

To get a link to join this online Zoom exchange: Send an email to Rod HervĂ©: rodherve@yahoo.fr  or to Nick Buckenhamnick@nickandjenb.co.uk

Judging competition aerobatic flights

Competition aerobatic flights, just like Olympic skating, diving and many other creative performances in world sport, are to the true insider a game of two parts:

  • the Ace in the sky, on the ice, above the water - twisting and turning to perfection, connected by invisible geometric sight-lines to 
  • the Judges on the ground who ultimately make all the real decisions ... who wins, who comes second, and so on.

Learning to fly, and then learning to fly competition-style aerobatics takes a big chunk of most pilots’ lives. If you think you have a good eye and a quick brain, learning to be an aerobatic Judge and playing an active role at the other end of the equation is much easier. From the judging line you can enjoy absolutely the best seat in the house and be a real expert - but with a free lunch and your feet firmly on the ground.

Learning How to Judge and, therefore, how judges expect Pilots to fly their figures

The BAeA's comprehensive annual workshop (as above) starts on 26th March 2022 at 18:00 and will cover all the key topics

Where to from there?

Once you have your foot on the judging ladder, the BAeA will welcome you and your skills at the whole range of UK national events. It is possible to progress from here all the way up the ladder to Continental and World championships. The basic elements and the theory remain the same; the rising complexity however requires just a bit more effort ...

Here are the Workshop files

See you there!