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.
|Perform Hasell Checks|
|Establish A Set Heading And Altitude|
|Thrust to Full Burner|
|Pitch Up At A Constant 3 G's|
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
|Pitch MAINTAIN 3 G's|
Inverted and starting down
|Level out at your original Heading, Altitude And Speed|
Inverted and looking back... Whoooaaah!