Originally Posted by sandifer
Do you have an example sequence flown for this RV Event? And just curious - what is the issue with RV inverted spins? Is there a UK regulation related to spin testing performed (or not performed) by Vans in this case?
The sequence flown for UK RV events is shown on the results at the bottom of the linked page (just click on the "known" score). Pilots can nominate to omit either the first or last manouver (the idea being to help those without inverted systems) or fly them all but nominate which one is not scored beforehand. We have a 1500' min height rule for the RV event.
Here in the UK the scope for side by side RV's is limited to "Club" level only (no spins allowed) with the tandem models it's club and sports levels only (intermediate requires an inverted spin and flickroll clearance). A "4" won our Sports level nationals a few years back. Basically this all comes down to the type's clearances for spinning and flick rolls which are the same here as in the USA as far as I know.
Another issue we have identified is that several of the main insurance underwriters of RV's do not cover aerobatic competition
flying - hence we stage as a training / coaching event.
For what it's worth, I personally think that it's a fair challenge flying aeros in an RV within a competition box. If you are used to "sunday afternoon" aeros and making it all up as you go along then flying an accurate sequence, to order at an exact place and time can come as quite a shock ...... and a first rate method for improving your flying