One of the world's leading acrobatic pilots - Jiri Blaha from Czechoslovakia - gives the signal to go - a signal to start an exhibition of daring acrobatics at Bankstown airport in Sydney.
Man in cockpit of plane, people behind.
CU same, thumbs up ready to go.
Propeller turning over.
Plane starting to move off, plane off ground and people watching, plane straight up in air starts turning upside down, keeps upside down, starts to turn over, almost at stalling point, and at about 30ft starts running in, see ground, only fifteen feet, and up and into more spins, plane flying along evenly again, then up, starts tight turn, turns completely around, shooting towards earth, starting to go into an outside turn, banking upside down, close to the ground, climbs up still upside down.
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Background: One of the world's leading acrobatic pilots - Jiri Blaha from Czechoslovakia - gives the signal to go - a signal to start an exhibition of daring acrobatics at Bankstown airport in Sydney.
The Zlin trainer aircraft was soon off the ground .. and so began half an hour of thrilling entertainment as the small plane soared into the air. This was a performance of acrobatics unlike anything seen before in Australia.
The aircraft was in the hands of a man who this year won the acrobatic championship of Czechoslovakia and was placed second in the world championship.