Definitions for "Aerobatics"
Maneuvers that involve bank and pitch angles in excess of 60 degrees.
Maneuvers not necessary for normal flight, but used in air show, competition, or combat flying. Some example maneuvers would be loops, rolls, spins, and stall turns.
Voluntary evolutions performed in the air other than those required for normal flying.
In 1913 a Frenchman by the name of Pegoud was the first person to perform aerobatics in a specially strengthened Bleriot. The first loop was made by Piotr Nesterov on 20th August 1913 in a Nieuport Monoplane. more...