by Richard Sheffield
Minimum Speed: 415 knots (fully loaded); 320 knots (no bombs)
Minimum Altitude: 2500 feet
(You could lose approximately 1000 feet performing this maneuver.)
• Flying straight and level, pull straight back on the stick and hold it (1).
• The nose will rise until a complete loop is made (2). At the top of the loop, you're inverted and the horizon is below you.
• As the horizon nears level again, let go of the stick in an attempt to stop straight and level (3).
At the end of a Loop maneuver, you'll be about 1000 feet below your starting altitude.