airplane maneuver

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Noun1.airplane maneuver - a maneuver executed by an aircraftairplane maneuver - a maneuver executed by an aircraft  
evasive action, maneuver, manoeuvre - an action aimed at evading an opponent
bank - a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning); "the plane went into a steep bank"
chandelle - a flight maneuver consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction
loop-the-loop, loop - a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
roll - a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
sideslip, slip - a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
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Immediately after takeoff, witnesses observed the airplane maneuver in a "quick," sharp, right turn at low altitude.