The display is designed to fit along a crowd-line of 800m, with the display itself occupying a 1000m "box".
The display confirms to CAP4xx, with manueovers down to 300' and upto a maximum of 3000'. Consideration is made for the audiance in that the full width of the crowd line is used with turnaround figures performed at the two ends of the line.
Typically two turnaround figures will be combined with a central "A" or "B" axis manouever to provide a balanced display that is both technically interesting and photogenic.
This sequence contaisn elements of Standard level aerobatics, with soem Intermediate and Advanced level manouervers included.
It starts with a 45Deg dive into a Stall turn with a quaerter turn on the up-line. This goves the crowd and photographers a plan view of the aircraft as it executes the stall turn on the "b-axis" before descending and quarter rolling back on to the "A-axis for the turnaround figure.
The Sequence starts low to capture the auduiences attention then works it's way up to altitude for the more advanced moanouervers
Finishing in a flat spin, where the audience are encouraged to participate in couting the rotations by the shpw commentator. This enagement of the audience is designed to enhance the experience of the public.
To be truely successful the audiane should be encouraged to engage with man and machine.
Before and after the display, why not park G-OKAY in a publicly accessable area to let the public see close up the plane and meet the pilot.
We beleive in inspiration, evangelism and in encouraging people to engage in our activity. We are happy to let adults and children sit in the cockpit and try to capture the feeling all Aero Pilots feel when they strap in.
This sequnce provides for a interesting display should cloudbase preclude access to 3000 for some of the more ambitious manouervers.
To the relatively slow speed of a Pitts Special, and it's high drag, safe but interesting manoeurves can still be flown, even with a low cloudbase.
For weather-challenged events, thsi makes the inclusion of our low-level sequnce, an ideal option to include in your planning as it provides for a display when other may not be able to.
For a small sacrifice in timing, and some repetition, high-energy loss manouervers can be included
These can included such manouevres such as inverted spinning, or a Lomcevak.
Given the high performancve of an S1 such as G-OKAY, climbing for height need not be boring or tiresome to watch.