Pro Aerobatic Pilot Set To Crush World Record For Most Inverted Flat Spins | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--03.30.20

Airborne UnManned--
03.31.20

ANN's Annual April 1st Edition!

Airborne Unlimited--04.02.20

Airborne Unlimited--04.03.20

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--03.30.20

Airborne UnManned--
03.31.20

ANN's Annual April 1st Edition!

Airborne Unlimited--04.02.20

Airborne Unlimited--04.03.20

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Pro Aerobatic Pilot Set To Crush World Record For Most Inverted Flat Spins

Spencer Suderman Will Attempt To Break His Own Record Sunday

Plummeting toward the ground in a plane that is upside down and spinning is Spencer Suderman’s signature move. The maneuver is called an inverted flat spin, and on February 17, 2019, the professional aerobatic pilot will attempt to smash his own world record by spinning his biplane 120 times over Yuma, Arizona.

Suderman, who lives in St. Augustine, Florida, is an air show performer and two-time Guinness World Records title holder for the most inverted flat spins in an aircraft. For this attempt, Suderman will fly an experimental Pitts Special S-1c. The plane is a different version of the one he used in 2016 to set the current world record of 98 spins. It is lighter and has a flat bottom wing, which lowers the stall speed and should allow it to reach a higher altitude. It also has a smaller engine that was custom built with extreme modifications for the attempt.

Suderman says he wants to do more than just break his own world record, he wants to crush it. “Go big or stay home! I want the world to see that an ordinary person can do amazing things and get so far ahead that no one wants to catch up.”

Suderman will start the maneuver at around 27,000 feet and anticipates it will take between three-and-a-half and four minutes to complete 120 spins. “High altitude flying is inherently risky,” says Suderman. “A failure in the oxygen system at attitude is potentially fatal.” The recovery is set to occur at 2000 feet above ground level, and according to Suderman, if something goes wrong at that point, bailing out high enough for the parachute to work is not guaranteed.

(Source: Spencer Suderman news release. Image from file)

FMI: www.spencersuderman.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 03.30.20: Dornier Seastar 1st Flt, April 1st Episode, Flt Schools

Also: Bell 360 Invictus, BizAv Survival, 2019 Collier Trophy, SIB For ELT Batteries The prototype SN1003, a New Generation of the Dornier Seastar amphibious aircraft successfully p>[...]

Airborne 04.03.20: EAA-Sportys, AUS Suspends UAV Reg, A/C Registry Probs

Also: Raytheon-United Tech Merger, Aviation Database NPRM, Air Force Academy Tragedy, Crew Dragon Mockup Jettisoned Another milestone was reached by EAA this month, as a total of 7>[...]

Airborne 04.02.20: Sun 'n Fun Cancelled, Elixir Cert, Thrush 2020

Also: NASA Adds Shannon Walker, Gone West: Joe Clark, NASA’s Artemis, Spirit Airlines The much-feared decision was made late yesterday... there will be no Sun ‘n Fun fo>[...]

AMA Drone Report 03.26.20: Remote ID RFI, UAV Dodgeball, UAS Reg Extended

Also: Mars Rover Takes Selfie, AMA Working Remotely, Drones Save Koalas, ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition The FAA has posted a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the >[...]

Airborne 04.01.20: April 1st Episode, Bloomberg-NASA, Sanders-BizAv, Space Force

Also: 737 MAX and CDC, ‘Steam Gauge’ Rating, OneAviation Bids For Cirrus, EAA Water Park Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced that he will start his own commerci>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC