AcroCamp gets started in ernest

The first REAL day of AcroCamp has begun. Instructor Don Weaver and AcroCamper Mary “Ruby Riptide” Macdonald briefed, suited up, climbed into the Pitts and took off.

This isn’t actually a training flight. Don needed to hop over to Pontiac to pick up some gear for the training, and Ruby got to go along for the ride.

On takeoff they accelerated down the runway staying low. Then as the end of the runway approached Don pulled up hard into a left turning climb. With full power they climbed to a few hundred feet flying downwind, then turning left again to cross over the ramp, rocking the wings in salute.

Finally they turned left again and continued to climb out on course.

An oh-so-cool beginning.