Students at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus have the option of completing a course which teaches them the right way to handle extreme conditions in an upset recovery course. This course uses a fully capable aerobatic certified American Champion Super Decathlon.
The Decathlon is the perfect aircraft to learn how to recover from extreme unusual attitudes, spins, and even learn how to land a tailwheel airplane. The upset recovery course will also include some basic aerobatics. This is specialized training that you will happy to have, but hopefully will never need to use.
|Maximum speed at sea level||155 mph|
|Cruise, 75% power||147 mph|
|Stall speed||53 mph|
|Loading||+6, -5 Gs|
|Endurance (time)||4.4 hours|
|Service ceiling||15,800 feet|
|Weights and loads|
|Maximum ramp weight||1,800 pounds|
|Useful load||460 pounds|
|Usable fuel||39 gallons|
|Engine and propellor|
|Engine||Lycoming 180 horsepower|