YouTube / Ben Vassel
This glider pilot has had his fair share of doing loops and performing low passes. During an air show in Spanish Fork, Utah, he was asked by the organizers to do a little impromptu performance with his ASW 27.
Vassel pulled off the stunts quite well and everyone loved the performance. Even though it was loved by many, the FAA did not. Days after uploading his stunts on YouTube, he was contacted by the FAA because of a serious violation.
According to the FAA, you can’t just do an airshow without a Statement of Aerobatic Competency (SAC) card. He was lucky enough that he didn’t lose his pilot’s license but he did get suspended for 7 months and cost him a few thousand dollars in legal fees.