(used with a plural verb) stunts performed in flight by an airplane, glider, or the like.
(used with a singular verb) the art or technique of performing such stunts.

1915–20; aero- + (acro)batics

aerobatic, adjective Unabridged
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aerobatics (ˌɛərəʊˈbætɪks)
(functioning as singular or plural) spectacular or dangerous manoeuvres, such as loops or rolls, performed in an aircraft or glider; stunt flying
[C20: from aero- + (acro)batics]

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Example sentences
Most airshows are all about fast airplanes and aerobatics.
They don't tend to get over their targets and do aerobatics.
The definition of aerobatics means many different things depending on your
  perspective: air shows, loops and rolls, and precision.
Kiting that combination means a heart-thumping experience of big aerobatics and
  incredible speed.
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