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Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show

Spectacular solo acts, gravity-defying stuntmen and wing-walkers among the acts at the annual Al Ain air show

Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
More than 20 aircraft took to the skies each day during the show, which attracted more than 70,000 spectators
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
The Scandinavian Airshow Catwalk performs during the Al Ain Air Show, featuring a trio of wing walkers
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
The two day event saw a wide range of acts, including formation flights and aerobatics
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Staged at the Al Ain International Airport, the show featured a performance by Hannes Arch, one of the world's foremost aerobatic stars
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Skydivers performed each evening with formation dives to keep the crowds enthralled
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Global ambassador for Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Hannes Arch also performed his unique show, which combined aerobatics, music and dance to wow the crowd
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Some of the UAE's most advanced fighter jets performed a flypast for the event
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
The TURKISH STARS acroteam
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
More than 71,000 spectators showed up for the two day event
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
The opening day saw an event record of 39,000 visitors
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
One of the shows highlights was the Desert Challenge, where six of the world's top pilots battled it out for supremacy
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Performing for the first time in the Middle East, the Baltic Bees put on a display of precision flying
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Skip Stewart performed an array of aerobatics, combining bikes, plans and ramps to thrill the crowds
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Performing under the stage name 'OTTO the Helicopter', the Hughes TH-55 Osageone helicopter showcased a full set of antics, from blowing bubbles to playing with a giant yo-yo
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Fire acts complemented the air displays on show during the event
Gravity-defying displays at Al Ain Aerobatic Show
Al Ain's annual aerobatic airshow closed with a rousing finale on Feb 6, 2011, in front of a packed house of spectators.