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Adam Baker's Playful Airshows - Airshow Review 2017 - Adam Baker's Playful Airshows
What a fantastic year! Adam had a blast at so many great locations here is a wrap up of some of the fun and a few of the people he flew with.
The Gecko Air Show - GEICO - GEICO Insurance
The Gecko cheerfully co-pilots an air show before the flips and tricks cause him to get a little green.
See what I see - Adam Baker - Okmulgee Airfest 2017 - Adam Baker's Playful Airshows
Ride along with Playful Pilot Adam 'Shakenbake' Baker with a POV view on the Playful Extra 330!!! Announcer commendation by Allen Mitchell.
Aerobatic helicopter tricks with Chuck Aaron - Red Bull
Chuck Aaron defies physics as he takes to the skies in the Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter.
The Flying Bulls 2016 Highlights - TheFlyingBulls
Fantastic highlights of formations, loopings and maneuvers from The Flying Bulls.
Almost Barfed - 1st Lesson Flying Inverted - Pitts S2B - Flight VLOG - FlightChops
Steve has fun doing aerobatics in a Pitts S2B.
GoPro Awards: Skydiver Ejects From Glider - GoPro
Nicole Smith has the most incredible jump of her life when she gets the opportunity to launch out of a Fox Acrobatic Glider in Dubai.
Adam Baker Aerobatics - Playful Airshows Tinker AFB 2017 - Adam Baker's Playful Airshows
Fun weekend in Oklahoma, City!
EXTREME FLIGHT VLOG with Sean D Tucker! - steveo1kinevo
Join Steve as he flies with Sean D Tucker in the Oracle Extra 300!
Rob Holland, 'What I See', Rhode Island Air Show - inverted5150
Helmet Cam video of the entire performance at the Rhode Island Air Show 2014.
GoPro Hero5 Black GPS 200 MPH Test - Data Overlay - Spencer Suderman
The newly enabled GPS features of the Hero5 Black are put to the test flying at 200+ mph in a high G-force aerobatic super-machine.
WOW! Aerobatic Bonanza at SUN 'n FUN 2017 - LiveAirShowTV
Check out this Beechcraft Bonanza doing aerobatics. This aircraft was built for aerobatics by Beechcraft. Don't try this at home!
Jetman in flight with an Aerobatic Team - AIRBORNE-FILMS
Worth a watch! Jetman - aerobatics with jets.
Vintage Aerobatics - AVweb
With roll rates of more than 700 degrees a second and generous power-to-weight ratios, modern aerobatic aircraft make today's spectacular performances possible. But there's a school of thought that suggests training in old, slow aircraft actually produces better pilots. Aerobatics instructor Kevin Maher shares his theories on the topic.
Airplane vs Parachutist - Martin Sonka & Petr Mestak - Red Bull
Aerobatic pilot Martin Sonka from Red Bull Air Race performs a stunning trick in tandem with parachutist Petr Mestak. Wing by wing, Martin holds his airplane in a tilted position as if it is a helicopter.

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