Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces

Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the German Luftwaffe and the Air Forces of its Allies.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 9th September 2020, 00:10
dtaylorxx dtaylorxx is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 10
dtaylorxx is on a distinguished road
Kunstflugfiguren during AB pilot training?

Perhaps one of the German speakers might be able to help me?

In a post war interview a LW pilot (Fw. Erich Brunotte) mentions several aerobatic maneuvers that pilots were required to master to get their wings: HSK 1, HSK 2 usw. up to HSK 5 which he describes as a type of "Hammerhead stall" that could only be done in a Buecker 133 Jungmeister (apparently other less robust training a/c invited disaster as the tail unit could snap off in the resulting whip stall).

Does anyone know what "HSK" means? Or even better, what each HSK figuren was called? I imagine some of these are likely aerobatic figures such as a loop, a split-S, an Immelmann and possibly a Cuban eight - but I am guessing.
Thank you!

Link to the interview where these are mentioned by Fw Brunotte:

Last edited by dtaylorxx; 9th September 2020 at 00:14. Reason: Spelling, punctuation
Reply With Quote

aerobatics, kunstflug, luftwaffe, pilot wings, training

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
German fighter pilot training Black6 Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 10 26th July 2017 13:46
Lloyd Allan Trigg - Pilot Training in Canada andy bird Allied and Soviet Air Forces 5 30th November 2016 20:48
P-51 loss on 2 April 1945 Laurent Rizzotti Allied and Soviet Air Forces 25 10th April 2015 03:52
Allied airman/POW killed 19 July 1944 NUPPOL Allied and Soviet Air Forces 6 3rd January 2015 22:59
RAF raid on Gdynia, 18/19 Dec 1944 alkali Allied and Soviet Air Forces 9 5th January 2012 07:06

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:43.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018,