Jetfighter III by Mission Studios Jetfighter III by Mission Studios
Exhibit: Jetfighter III

Basic Flying Skills Part 5 : The Loop

Definition: A complete circle flown in the pitching plane.

The loop can be used as a defensive or an offensive manoeuver. Refer to the chapter in your JF3 manual on ACM.

Vertical Loop
Perform Hasell Checks
Establish A Set Heading And Altitude
Thrust to Full Burner
Look Up
Pitch Up At A Constant 3 G's
Pulling up into the loop
Pulling up into the loop
Be gentle on the stick. Speed is easily dissipated in the loop by harsh use of elevators
AS THE A/C GOES "OVER THE TOP" Thrust 50 %
Going over the top in an F/A-18
Going over the top in an F/A-18
Pitch MAINTAIN 3 G's
Inverted and starting down
Inverted and starting down
Level out at your original Heading, Altitude And Speed

Inverted and looking back... Whoooaaah!
Inverted and looking back... Whoooaaah!