SET Rating or Aerobatics?

What types of aircraft do we operate here at Spins & More? We fly the Super Decathlon and the Extra 330 LX for aerobatic training. For PC 12 SET Rating we offer you a PC12 NG, and last not least we fly a turbine prop Cessna Soloy  for Cessna SET Rating (in cooperation with Exit GmbH).
| Super DecathlonExtra 330 LXCessna SoloyPilatus PC-12

Super Decathlon

Be prepared for inverted flight and also lots of fun during “normal flying”

The airplane is a classic taildragger. The “Dec” does not look like an aerobatic plane, but is very agile, constructed for inverted flights and some extra g-load. For pilots who want to learn to fly a taildragger, the “Super D” is just as well suited.

The Super Decathlon goes back to the “Champion” of Aeronca from 1929. In 1971, the 8KCAB Decathlon came on the market. Pilots liked the symmetrical profile and 150 hp engine. In 1977 the Super Decathlon followed with 180 hp. In the late 1970s, Bellanca ceased production due to financial problems.

Since 1990 American Champion Aircraft  took over the production of Super Decathlon in Wisconsin, USA. They added numerous modifications – i.e. the wing construction is now made of aluminum. The OE-AIM was bought as a new aircraft at the end of 2009 and has a new engine since 2018.

The Super Decathlon is used for UPRT training.

Technical Data

Zero empty mass 612 kg
Maximum take-off mass Aerobatic Category 815 kg
Maximum take-off mass Normal Category 885 kg
Engine Lycoming AEIO-360-H1B
Propeller MT constant speed
Power 180 hp
G-Limit + 6 / -5
Maximum inverted flight time 2 min.
Take-off distance over 15 m obstacle (sea level) 280 m
Landing distance over 15 obstacle 320 m
Maximum demonstrated crosswind component 17 kt
Climb rate (sea ​​leve)l 1280 fpm
Cruising speed @ 75% power 127 kt

Extra 330 LX

Extra 330LX