Airspeed Video Feature – Aerobatic Conditioning

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So here it is! The first full-up Airspeed video feature. 14 minutes of good stuff featuring my last acro conditioning flight before heading down to Randolph AFB for the T-6A Texan II ride.

This is some new ground for Airspeed. I’m by no means abandoning audio. Audio will remain my primary vehicle. But some stuff just works better in video and this is a great example.

Please let me know what you think and how I can continue to improve Airspeed for the greatest and most loyal audience in the world: You guys!

Many thanks to Will Hawkins of Wilco Films for his tutelage in the mysterious ways of video editing. This would have been possible without him, but only with a lot of suffering and trial and error!

Contact information for Sutton Aviation (where you, too, can strap on a parachute and fly this very aircraft with this very Barry Sutton!):

Sutton Aviation, Inc.
Oakland County International Airport
6230 North Service Drive – Waterford, Michigan 48327
About Steve Tupper

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  1. Adam Smith says:

    Awesome video. Makes me want to go to some aerobatic training. What was the last maneuver at the end of the video where you ended up in the "tight spin"?

  2. Stephen Force (Steve Tupper) says:

    That was a spin. The Super-D spins pretty hard, given its short, symmetrical wing. I need to get out there and spin some more. Nothing like spins to build confidence and competence!

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