Charles Hunt wrote:My back causes enough problems at 1G so sadly anything more is out for me, also after my one aerobatic sortie my internal gyros were out of alignment for a week.
A shame, but there it is.
I am not a model of fitness. I am old, have a bad back and could do with loosing a bit more weight.
I am certainly not suggesting that you take up aeros, and that it will fix your back. It won't.
Fly at the level that I fly at now is demanding, and takes a while and a lot of practice to get to.
While I am sure that some people are more prone to feeling poorly as a result of flying aeros than others, I think that I am probably one of those people. When I flew my first aerobatics, a long time ago now, I felt "sick for a week" too. I was very disappointed because I was very interested in flying aeros and assumed that this meant that I wasn't up to it.
Actually, it is a matter, to some extent, of training and practice. You acclimatise!
I find that I still feel a bit queasy when flying after a break - I will need to build up after lock-down for example.