The American pilot, Rob Holland, is the most decorated aerobatics pilot in history. Already as a child he had a huge interest in planes, aerospace, and the ambition of mastering the art of flying; there really was no other career option for the young Holland. As a teenager, he earned his pilot’s license, and embarked upon a career as an aerobatics pilot. At the same time he worked as a corporate pilot, flight instructor and was operating his own aerobatic flight school. For the last 15 years, he has devoted himself fully as an airshow pilot. He has made a name for himself, with his instinct, natural talent and innovative vision, pushed the limits of what can be done, and developed maneuvers never before seen at an airshow, taking the sport to a new level. His current state-of-the-art plane, the MXS-RH, all carbon-fiber, is an American made masterpiece, with a 380 horsepower engine by Lycoming. He is the only pilot in history to accomplish: four-time consecutive World 4-minute Freestyle Aerobatic Champion, Seven-time consecutive U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, Eight time U.S. 4-minute Freestyle Aerobatic Champion. Other accomplishments include: the 2015 World Air Games Freestyle Gold Medal, the 2012 Art Scholl Award for Showmanship recipient, the 2008 World Advanced Aerobatic Champion, and 24 Medals in International Competitions (11 Gold).
Chris meets with Rob Holland at the Latrobe airshow: Always been fascinated with airplanes and things that fly, his dad brought him to an airshow at a young age, and from then on his mission was to become an aerobatic pilot someday, no alternatives to flying, aerobatics, desire, influences, inspiration, talent, practice, education, learning, training, skills, experience, improving, precision, accuracy, calmness, concentration, perfection, presentation, respect, routines, innovation, adrenalin, focal points, trust, performances, choreography, motto, competition, rules, freestyle, airshows, conditions, maneuvers and stunts, G forces and black outs, special equipment, technical team, planes, achievements, goals, figures, formation aerobatics, Squirrel Cage, juicing, Fly the plane like you stole it!, and more.
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On his aircraft – the MXS-RH
Manouvers vs stunts
Frisbee and Nivec
Cobra and Hover
When practicing a new maneuver