Aerobatics is an air sport which usually judges the skills of the pilots who are performing aerobatic flying. This amazing sport is usually practiced in both piston powered airplanes and single engine gliders.
Aerobatics sports competitions are usually authorized by a national aero club or Federation Aeronautique International (FAI). In this sport, a pilot enters the competition according to his/her category of choice, which will define the level of difficulty of the aerobatics stunts he/she is going to be performing in.
Every flight of the pilot is scored by a panel of judges and ranks every pilot according to his combined scores taken in all flight programs within in every aerobatic stunt category and after that determines that category’s winner. The flying aerobatics stunts performed by the pilot in this sport can rolls, stall turns, tail slides and loops.
This is a highly adventurous sport for those who love to fly and master the challenges offered in aerobatics.
- Air Racing — Air racing is a sport involving airplanes competing over a fixed course low to the ground.
- Ultralight Aviation — events with lightweight aircraft which have 1 or 2 seat fixed-wings.
- Drone Racing — competitors race with specially built multi-rotor drones around a natural or specifically designed course (not a sport).
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