plane tricks, "technique traveling," 1914, from aero- + ending from acrobat (in addition see -ics). Earlier (1879) it implied "the skill of constructing and using airships; aerial navigation; aeronautics."
Competitive aerobatics is a skillful and difficult recreation that tests the pilot as well as the plane. The tournaments incorporate both compulsory and no-cost sequences, the champion being the rival using the greatest score. The aircraft made use of are single-engine light airplanes, but in intercontinental and globe competitions, piston-engine planes can be used. (recreation: Aerobatics)
the performance of stunts during journey in an aircraft