The Official F-15 Strike Eagle Handbook

by Richard Sheffield


Basic Flight Maneuvers

This chapter will help you learn and perfect basic jet fighter flying maneuvers—like the Barrel Roll, Split-S, and Break Turn—before you go head to head with an enemy aircraft.

Air combat maneuvering is the combination of a number of simple maneuvers that must be learned and mastered individually before you can combine them into more complicated offensive and defensive tricks. These maneuvers can be practiced during slack times while you're on a mission, or you can set up the simulation just to give yourself practice time.

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