Articles on planes, pilots and events that shaped the history of the world aerobatics. ( Picture: World Cup Aerobatic Contest Paris)
At the beginning of World War I, Peter Nesterov was perhaps the most famous Russian pilot, who later thanks to his successful military career, became an ace and pride for Russian aviation.Only two years after he took his first flight, he performed the first "dead loop" in the history of aviation, being baptized later as "Nesterov’s Loop".For this feat, and for being an innovator of flight at that time, he is regarded as the founder of aerobatics.
In order to talk about the origins of aerobatics, we have to go back 90 years to the beginning of aviation, when the Wright Brothers succeeded in their first flight with Flyer I on December 17, 1903. Less than a year later on September 20, 1904, these same brothers accomplished the first aerobatic maneuver in the history of aviation, the 360 Degree Turn.
There is no doubt that the Sukhoi Scientific Industrial Complex - with its headquarters in Moscow - has earned an excellent reputation over the years in the world of military and aerobatic aircraft for the quality and originality of the majority of the aircraft they have built. Founder Pavel Sukhoi, being no friend of Stalin and seeing his business dissolve for a period of time, reappeared gloriously again in the year 1950 when the majority of his products were widely used by the Soviet Union and its allies. World-renowned designs, like the "Su-27 Interceptor" and the aerobatic Su-26 dominated the record books and were symbols of the international commercial potential that was cooking in the Communist era.