At AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Flying executive editor Pia Bergqvist had a chance to experience a brand-new aerobatic airplane named the GameBird GB1, produced by Bentonville, Arkansas-based Game Composites. The GB1 is designed for versatility, with a 303 hp Lycoming engine spinning a four-bladed MT-Propeller prop, a range of up to 1,000 nm and the ability to quickly shift the CG for different flight missions.
Freestyle Aerobatic World Champion Rob Holland showed off the edges of the envelope of the highly capable all-composite airplane, with rolls at airspeeds ranging from zero to Vne, loops, tumbles and snaprolls. Watch the highlights of the flight here and see if you can spot the difference between the maneuvers made by Holland and by Bergqvist.
Read more about the GameBird in the October issue of Flying.