What are aerobatics?

Aerobatics

Aerobatics is the practice of flying maneuvers involving aircraft attitudes that are not used in normal flight. Aerobatics are performed in airplanes and gliders for training, recreation, entertainment and sport. Some helicopters, such as the MBB Bo 105, are capable of limited aerobatic maneuvers. The term is sometimes referred to as acrobatics, especially when translated.

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Sukhoi Su-29
... The Sukhoi Su-29 is a Russian two-seat sports aerobatics aircraft with a 268 kW (360 hp) radial engine ... The Su-29 is used for the initial pilot aerobatics education, flight training, and participation of pilots in aerobatics competitions and air shows, as well as for maintaining flight skills of military and civil ...
Jeffrey Quill - Aviation Career
... as possible in order to familiarise himself with the aeroplane, practising aerobatics and flying in cloud ... aware of the dangers of flying and later wrote "Unless aerobatics were practised assiduously to the point where one was familiar with every conceivable combination of speed and altitude of which ... never had cause to modify that view, and I kept my aerobatics well honed to the day of my last flight as a pilot." ...
Canadair Tutor - Operational History - Aerobatics
... In 1967, 10 Tutors were modified for use as a formation aerobatic aircraft by the RCAF (and later the unified Canadian Forces) display team, the Golden Centennaires to celebrate Canada's ...
Allstar SZD-59 - Aerobatics
... configuration, the SZD-59 is certified for unlimited aerobatics, whereas with the 15m wing-tips only basic aerobatic maneuvers (looping, turn, chandelle, spin) are permitted ... While international aerobatic championships in the unlimited category are dominated by Swift S-1 and MDM-1 Fox, pilots have competed successfully with SZD-59 Acros in national and regional championships ...