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- Horizontal Stabilizer (49:40)
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- Rudder (32:15)
- Right Elevator (35:45)
- Left Elevator (30:50)
- Inventory & Setup (9:30)
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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.
The Breitling Jet Team conquers America - Breitling
The world's largest civilian professional aerobatic display team flying on jets has completed the two-year tour of the United States and Canada that marked its first incursion into American territory.
Snowbirds TankCam - Amazing Formation Flying! - Match Productions
New amazing aerial video from the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, courtesy of our re-activated TankCam!
Night Airshow: Behind the Scenes - T6 Formation Aerobatics - AeroShell Team - AirVenture - FlightChops
FlightChops - As a new Tail wheel pilot aspiring to fly warbirds, this was a priceless experience.
Rob Holland Flies with the Thunderbirds - U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
World renowned aerobatic champion, Rob Holland, takes backseat with Thunderbird 8. Hear how his MXS aerobatic airplane compares to the raw power of the F-16 Fighting Falcon in this quick video.
TLC For Tortured Aircraft - AOPALive
Top airshow performers from around the world turn to Bully Aero to give the tortured tools of their trade some TLC between bashings.
Matt Chapman takes flight at Oshkosh 2016 in 360 - EmbryRiddleUniv
Check out this 360 degree view of airshow pilot Matt Chapman's first performance at Oshkosh 2016! Take a look!
1st Flight - World-Record Electric Motor for Aircraft - Siemens
Siemens has come up with a new electric motor. It weighs only 50 kilograms and has an output of about 260 kilowatts. Watch this record-setting first in a modified Extra 330LE aerobatic airplane.
Amazing! The Beauty of Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner on Display - Boeing
Watch Boeing maneuver this All Nippon Airways 787-9 Dreamliner through the skies as it practices for the 2016 Farnborough Airshow. Learn more at #aerobatics #aviation #avgeek
California Glider - Mountain Soaring at 10,500 feet! - FlightChops
Flying with a true Soaring Master in really tough conditions!

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