Aerobatics



(used with a plural verb) stunts performed in flight by an airplane, glider, or the like.
(used with a singular verb) the art or technique of performing such stunts.
Historical Examples

The development of aerobatics, air fighting, and formation tactics brought many airmen into prominence.
Aviation in Peace and War Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes

Looping the loop, and other kinds of what are now called ‘aerobatics’, were habitually disparaged as idle spectacles.
The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.

noun
(functioning as singular or pl) spectacular or dangerous manoeuvres, such as loops or rolls, performed in an aircraft or glider; stunt flying
n.

aircraft tricks, “trick flying,” 1914, from aero- + ending from acrobat (also see -ics). Earlier (1879) it meant “the art of constructing and using airships; aerial navigation; aeronautics.”

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