Aerobatics Canada is the National Organization for Aerobatics in Canada.
Aerobatics Canada oversees all aspects of aerobatics and aerobatic competitions in Canada as well as all local Canadian aerobatic Chapters.
Members of Aerobatics Canada and the local Chapters consist of amateur Aerobatic pilots and enthusiasts, ranging from the volunteers that judge the flying, to World Competition competitors who demonstrate the highest skill levels in the sport.
“Aerobatic manoeuvre” means a manoeuvre where a change in the attitude of an aircraft results in a bank angle greater than 60 degrees, an abnormal attitude or an abnormal acceleration not incidental to normal flying” Canadian Aviation Regulations 101.01 (1)
Over the years, with advances in aircraft design, an internationally recognised sport has developed: Competition Aerobatics. The sport should not be confused with the kind of aerobatics seen at airshows, commonly known as ‘stunt flying’. Competition aerobatics is a very exacting sport which demands high levels of skill, discipline and concentration on flying. A predetermined sequence of manoeuvres is carried out in a small cube of airspace known as the ‘aerobatic box’. Pilots can fly at different levels of competition from Entry Level to Unlimited depending on their level of skill and the performance capabilities of their aircraft.
You will probably gain your initial acrobatic endorsement in a Cessna Aerobat, Citabria or Decathlon. These types are often used in lower competition categories. At higher levels, the Pitts Special, Sukhoi, Extra, Yak, CAP, Laser, DR-107 and Giles type of aircraft are used because of their greater performance.