A few weekends ago, I was in Bay City, MI for an aerobatic competition with my husband. While there, I got to do some plein air painting, but also took lots of photos of the competition. This painting is from some photos that I took of pilots getting ready to compete. It shows a pilot with his sequence card in one hand practicing his maneuvers on the ground before he takes off for his turn in the aerobatic box. I think they sort of look like large birds doing their mating dance, hence the title!