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Tailwheel and acrobatics

The Birmingham Flight Center's Decathlon is a perfect for the avid thrill seeker! furthermore, it serves as a platform for learning aerodynamic principals and energy management. It can also add tremendous skill to landing techniques.  

Discovery Flight

A discovery flight is a perfect opportunity for you to experience a sample session of flight training. It gives you a unique opportunity to discover firsthand what it’s like to fly an airplane.

FAR Part 61

A standard set of rules that most flight training falls under. This set of rules allows a great deal of flexibility when it comes to scheduling, aircraft usage, and instructors. Under FAR 61 rules, students build time for each rating, and advance at their leisure to achieve their goals.

Learn to Fly

Becoming a Pilot

The decision to begin flight training is actually the most difficult of all challenges when learning to fly. Often the financial uncertainty and unknown requirements are the major considerations when deciding to start.

A good understanding of those challenges can help you overcome all doubt and take those first steps towards flight. Meeting with an instructor is the best way to do that. Together, you formulate a personal strategy for achieving your goals as a future aviator.

Obtaining your private pilot license is one the most rewarding accomplishments a person can obtain. It opens up a world of new possibility—as simple as flying to the beach in a few hours or starting a track to an exciting career in aviation.


  • Why try a flight in the Decathlon?
    Aerobatic flight requires a pilot to have a BIG picture of the aerodynamics involved in 3D flight. You'll learn things such as Energy Management, Gyroscopics, Upset recovery, and numerous other areas that are fun and transferable to all aspects of your flying skills.
  • Why chose a Decathlon over other Aerobatic aircraft?
    1. Price! The Decathlon does not use a lot of fuel, and is relatively simple in design. 2. Dependability: given it is a relatively simple airframe, it is very tough. 3. Ease of use: The airframe has fantastic and forgiving characteristics that make it a great stepping stone into the world of erobatic flight.
  • Decathlon Specs
    Fully aerobatic aircraft capable of +6.0 and -5.0 G's. It can also sustain inverted flight for up to 2 minutes thanks to its semetrical airfoils and specialized fuel/oil systems.
  • What's it cost?
    We offer two styles of payment for aerobatic training: Package or hourly Acrobatics Package: $2300 This is a package deal that includes the nescessary ground and flight training to familiarize you with the basics of aerobatics. Manuvers presented: Rolls, Loops, Hammerheads, Spins. (4 flights, 4 grounds) Tailwheel Package: $2300 This package is designed to give you all of the exposures needed for the Tailwheel Endorsement. Hourly Rate: $315 This is the hourly rate that includes fuel and pilot. If you want to do a quick joyride, or need additional training, but arent ready to commit to a package. But fair warning, after your first flight you might get hooked!
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