(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.
Contemporary Examples

The aerobatic magic here is something that escapes me, but what do I know?
Real Pilots Laugh at ‘Flight’ Patrick Smith November 17, 2012

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

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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