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Note: These checklists were written to aid enjoyment of flight simulation games. In no way should they be construed as advice on how to operate a real aircraft.

Aerobatics: Introduction

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Benefits of Aerobatics

The mastering of Aerobatic manoeuvers has several advantages for the military pilot:
  • The basic moves form the basis of Aerial Combat Manouevers (ACM)
  • Increased confidence in aircraft handling
  • Practice in control of the a/c in extreme attitudes


Note: These checklists were written to aid enjoyment of flight simulation games. In no way should they be construed as advice on how to operate a real aircraft. Text © Peter Inglis, 1995.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2010 23:28 Read more...

Aerobatics: Basic Manoeuvres: Summary

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  • LOOP
  • STALL TURN
  • SLOW ROLL
  • ROLL OFF THE TOP OF A LOOP
  • BARREL ROLL
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2010 23:29 Read more...

Aerobatics: Loop

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Defn: "a complete circle flown in the pitching plane"

LOOP CHECKLIST
  • PERFORM HASELL CHECKS
  • ESTABLISH HEADING AND ALTITUDE
  • ESTABLISH BEST CLIMB SPEED
    The optimum speed for entry into the loop is the best climb speed.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 19:34 Read more...

Aerobatics: Stall Turn

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In this manoeuvre the a/c enters a near vertical climb. Rudder is applied to slice the nose down until the a/c is in a dive on a reciprocal heading.

Note that this manoeuvre is not possible in most modern jet fighters, except in a/c with horizontal thrust vectoring capabilities.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 19:40 Read more...

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