It doesn't matter how many hours we practice and train in our aerobatic programs, or how many competitors we have and their skill-level, if we are not capable of facing and overcoming our greatest enemy: our mind.
Over the course of our sports careers, we will rarely use emergency parachutes; but we know that they are a vital part of our onboard emergency equipment. And we must be prepared should the fateful day arrive when there is an emergency onboard and we have no choice but to jump out of our beloved plane, the parachute being our only insurance and guarantee of life in the best case scenario. For this reason it is our responsibility to know how to use it and to perform the necessary checks and maintenance so that when we need it, it functions perfectly.
78 turns of inverted flat spin was the new Guinness Record attempt to beat, tried by the American airshow pilot Spencer Suderman with his Pitts fully prepared and equipped for the occasion. With Drift HD170 cameras on board to record the attempt, two judges FAI to give autenticity and an oxygen system for the pilot, the attempt was initiated at an altitude of 21,000 feet from inverted flight during the Air Festival Center (San Diego).