Used Aircraft Guide

June 2016 Issue

Decathlon and Citabria

Benign handling makes them worthy of tailwheel transition and aerobatic training, while good supportability makes ownership easy.

If you want to learn how to fly advanced aerobatic maneuvers, we donít suggest you rush out and buy a Pitts or an Extra 300. Those machines require no small degree of skill to fly safely. Not convinced? Just ask your insurance broker and any aerobatics instructor. Perhaps the better choice for a newbie might be a Citabria or the Decathlon. You might be surprised that these starter aerobatic airplanes have much more capability than you thought.

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