List of aerobatic aircraft

Summary

An aerobatic aircraft is an aerodyne (a heavier-than-air aircraft) used in aerobatics, both for flight exhibitions and aerobatic competitions.

Most fall into one of two categories, aircraft used for training and by flight demonstration teams, which are often standard trainers or fighters, and aircraft especially designed for aerobatics, usually at the expense of other attributes, such as stability, carrying passengers or endurance.[1] Dates are of first flight.

Powered aircraft

Australia

Belgium

Stampe-Vertongen SV-4

Brazil

CEA-311 Anequim

Canada

Super Chipmunk - an extensively modified de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk

Chile

China

Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic

Zlin Z-50 trailing smoke

Denmark

SAI KZ VIII in museum

France

Robin R.2160D (D-EIWR) 03
Monument of Nieuport IV.G built to commemorate first loop

France & Germany

Germany

Restored Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister
Extra 300L flying inverted
Sbach Xtremeair 342 Private D-EIXA, BBJ Bitburg (Bitburg Air Base), Germany PP1278607092

Hungary

India

  • Hunter (1982)
  • Kiran MkII (1996)
  • Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH)

Italy

Breda Ba.19 inverted in museum

Japan

New Zealand

CT/4 Airtrainers of the Red Checkers en echelon

Pakistan

Poland

Romania

Russia/Soviet Union

Two Sukhoi Su-26s doing a crossover maneuver
Patrulla Águila CASA C-101 flying canopy to canopy

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan/Republic of China

United Kingdom

The Red Arrows Hawks carrying out a formation loop

United States

Christen Eagle IIs of the Iron Eagles
USAF Thunderbirds T-38s coming out of the bottom of a formation loop
Pitts S-2 in low level sideways flight
Waco ASO

Yugoslavia

Gliders

Bulgaria

Czechoslovakia

Germany

Glaser-Dirks DG-300

Italy

Poland

Marganski Swift S-1 performing at Old Warden
IAR-35 Acro aircraft (registration number YR-1003), at an Air Show near Cluj-Napoca, in 2007

Romania

Soviet Ukraine

South Africa

Sweden

See also

References

  1. ^ Williams, Neil (1975). Aerobatics. L.R. Williams, Illustrator. Surrey, England: Airlife Publishing Ltd. pp. 32, et seq. ISBN 0-9504543-0-3.
  2. ^ "Sobre hombros de gigantes - www.snap-and-roll.com". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25.
  3. ^ http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19810858000 accessdate: 13 January 2014