Loops and rolls with the CH-53A

Old video presenting a test flight of the Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion, one of the biggest helicopters in the western world. Watch as this giant performs loops and rolls with relative ease, aerobatic maneuvers that very few helicopters in the world can perform.

Loops and rolls with the CH-53A

Wings of Storm

Wings of Storm is the name of the aerobatic display team of the Croatian Air Force. Wings of storm were seen for the first time over the city of Zadar in 2004, but were officially formed in the spring of 2005. The team flies the Pilatus PC-9M and all pilots are also flight instructors in service with the Croatian Air Force. This is a video shot during some training sessions over the city of Zadar, where Wings of Storm regularly train to improve their display.

Wings of Storm

The Strizhi

In 1991, at the Kubinka Air Base a new Russian Air Force aerobatics team was born: the Strizi ( Swifts ). Pilots at Kubinka had been flying since 1984 in close 6 aircraft formation, but they were officially recognized on May 6, 1991, when they carried out a demonstration under the name Strizhi. The aerobatic performance demonstrator team flies the Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum. The Strizhi aerobatic team has conducted 50 demonstration flights on an annual basis since 1991. Its pilots have visited in excess of 28 foreign states. The team traditionally participates in Tushino air parades and Zhukovsky air shows. The team’s pilots have repeatedly carried out demonstration flights during numerous celebrations, devoted to anniversaries of various cities, including the 850th anniversary of Moscow. This video present the story of these amazing pilots.

The Strizhi

Mil Mi-34 Hermit going mad

Of course the Mi-34 Hermit can’t go mad. But the pilot can 🙂 This little Russian helicopter built by the famous Mil Helicopters is capable of some insane aerobatic maneuvers. Equipped with the same M-14 nine piston radial engine found in high performance aerobatic airplanes such as the Sukhoi Su-26 and Su-31, this little helicopter is capable of pulling 3Gs and can perform loops and rolls and stuff like that. It is in fact an absolute delight to see this one at work… soundtrack is good too!

Mil Mi-34 Hermit going mad

Blue Angels

The United States Navy’s Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, popularly known as the Blue Angels, was formed in 1946 and is the world’s first officially sanctioned military aerial demonstration team, as well as the oldest currently flying aerobatics team. Check out this great Blue Angles video….

Blue Angels

Thunderstruck aerobatics

Footage taken from an air show featuring a number of aircraft and their aerobatic displays. There are various aircraft including a Pitts, Extra and many others. All combined with a great soundtrack: AC/DC – Thunderstruck.

Thunderstruck aerobatics

Russian Knight on his belly

In 1997 at an airshow in Bratislava one member of the Russian Knights aerobatic team forgot to lower the landing gear of his Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker. As a result of this incident, only helicopters were allowed to perform that day. As for the aircraft, there was some damage to the underside but nothing major. The plane took off heading for Russia only two days later. Very solid plane… and beautiful too…

Russian Knight on his belly

Old video of aerobatic teams performing at MAKS 2005, the Moscow Air Show. You can see teams like Red Arrows, the Russian Knights, The Swifts, Blue Angels, Frecce Tricolori, the Russ Squadron and Patrouille de France. Great action from these guys. Check it out.

Aerobatic Teams

Jurgis Kayris is a Lithuanian aerobatic pilot and an aircraft engineer. He has won over the years numerous aerobatic championships, created a series of breath taking aerobatic maneuvers ( one of which is the Kairys Wheel ) and also helped develop the famous Russian aerobatic Sukhois: Su-26,29 and 31. He also developed his own aerobatic aircraft he JuKa, a very impressive little plane. He took his plane against a really fast truck in a drag race. You can probably guess who the winner was…

Plane vs Truck

Bike above, plane below

This is really one very very cool stunt. Stunt bikers have always wanted to jump over all sorts of things, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this guy chose a plane as his obstacle. Perfect timing, by the way…

Bike above, plane below