loop-the-loop

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Noun1.loop-the-loop - a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
inside loop - a loop consisting of a climb followed by inverted flight followed by a dive that returns to horizontal flight
outside loop - a loop consisting of a dive followed by inverted flight followed by a climb that returns to horizontal flight
airplane maneuver, flight maneuver - a maneuver executed by an aircraft
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The NTSB determined the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows: "The pilot's improper aerobatic maneuver that resulted in a loss of control, exceedance of the airplane's design limitations, and a subsequent in-flight breakup of the airplane.
It is just like an actual aileron roll aerobatic maneuver wherein an aircraft spins 360 degrees in the air.
A witness also stated the airplane's left turn shortly after takeoff looked like an aerobatic maneuver known as a "Hammerhead" and reminded him of a "classic departure stall.
AeroSuperBatics Ltd wingwalking team performs aerobatic maneuvers (loops, rolls, stall turns, and upside-down flight) while female athletes do acrobatics.
COL Oleksandr Oksanchenko managed to demonstrate 23 aerobatic maneuvers during his 12-minute piloting program, including a vertical loop, inverted flight, hook turns with rolling maneuvers, simulated landing with chassis, combination of low and high speeds and others, making every spectator fully impressed.
260 glowing in the sun as it performed aerobatic maneuvers over the ocean.
If you want to learn how to fly advanced aerobatic maneuvers, we don't suggest you rush out and buy a Pitts or an Extra 300.
JF-17 thunder fighter jets, F-16s, Mirage, Super Mashak and Sherdils presented aerobatic maneuvers amid cheers and clapping of spectators.
JF-17 thunder fighter jets, F-16s, Mirage, Super Mashak and Sherdils presented thrilling aerobatic maneuvers amidst the cheers and clapping of spectators.
com/2014/02/kate-upton-did-her-si-swimsuit-photo-shoot-in-zero-gravity/) reported by USA Today, during the Zero G experience, weightlessness is achieved by performing a "series of aerobatic maneuvers.
It also has functional twin rudders, so you can push the limits with extreme aerobatic maneuvers like flat spins, snap rolls, blenders and more.