American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Spectacular stunts, such as rolls and loops, performed in an airplane or glider.
- n. Spectacular stunts, performed in an airplane or glider. Examples include various types of rolls and loops.
- n. the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
- Blend of aeronautic and acrobatics (Wiktionary)
- aero- + (acro)batics. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Apparently the single-engine plane's engine stalled as Humphries, a trainee pilot with the Australian Airforce, was practicing stunts - "aerobatics" - and the young man was forced to attempt a landing.”
“The aerobatics were the best part of the show, said Shyanne Lutgen.”
“But he continued with his "aerobatics" site (wingwalker. com).”
“Of course, the powers that be will argue that most of the "aerobatics" take place over Lake”
“aerobatics', were habitually disparaged as idle spectacles.”
“Thousands of people were watching from a distance but no one was injured when a T-28 fixed-wing plane in a civilian aerobatics group wobbled and crashed Saturday, authorities said.”
“The film is about “a gifted, young aerobatics pilot who faces off with his controlling, billionaire father and falls in love with a gifted female pilot” according to the logline.”
“On Friday the air force celebrated its 78th anniversary with a display of aerobatics.”
“No flashy runs or aerobatics, but I vote for the flathead as the hardest pulling freshwater fish.”
“The event was shrouded in secrecy – a women's magazine had paid for the rights – but it involved an aerobatics display, Graham Henry, Richie McCaw on crutches, several All Blacks, a wine lodge and a lake.”
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*sigh* I wish I had lived in the barnstorming era. In my flying days, I loved nothing more than flipping around in the air and landing in fields or on dirt runways. (^-^)
Looking for tweets for aerobatics.