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Aerobatics in the Van's RV-7 - Dead Reckoner
Check out the g-force and heart rate meters in the bottom-left of the face shots, and altitude in the bottom-right.
RV-8 Aerobatic Demo Over Germany - Bruce Eicher
Hermann Schiele demonstrates his flying skills over Germany in his most perfect RV-8.
Low level Aerobatics in a Van's RV-6 - Barden Aviation
RV-6 aerobatic routine at the 2018 Red Steward Airfield Airshow.
GoPro: Aerobatic Insanity with Caio Castro - GoPro
Take a mind-blowing flight over the German countryside with Caio Castro and Red Bull Air Race World Champion Matthias Dolderer. It's not every day you get to co-pilot a Zivko Edge 540 V3.
RV-7 Skydance - Aerobatics UA
A fun aerobatic flight in a Van's RV-7 by Vzletim.
The Vans RV-8 Part 1: Pulling G's Over The Forth Rail Bridge - Dead Reckoner
An RV-8 flight out of Prestwick, through the Pentland Hills, and over Edinburgh to the iconic Forth Bridges.
CREW RV8 - Aerobatic display @ Festivolare Airshow 2017 - Luca Perazzolli
This is the first public appearance video of this formation flight team. Two incredible Van's RV-8. The best dream, build, test, fly toys.
Extremely Cool Video! - RV-4 Aerobatics - Dirk Schlichtenhorst
Eye candy for any Pilot!
RV-8: Reno Air Racing 2016 Match Exhibition Course - George Ford
See what it is like to ride in a Vans Aircraft model RV-8 Pushing 4.7 g's. around the pylons. This aircraft was outfitted with a 10lb Nitrous Oxide tank and able to push 230+ mph down the chute at the start of the course.
Anything But Straight and Level Flight - RV-7A Aerobatics - TheHDPilot
Some light aerobatics in Gene's RV-7A over Lake Tawakoni, just east of McKinney, Texas
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