The Official F-15 Strike Eagle Handbook

by Richard Sheffield

Vertical Half-Loop or Immelmann

Minimum Speed: 415 knots (fully loaded); 320 knots (no bombs)

Minimum Altitude: None

To reverse direction and bleed off excess speed or gain altitude, the Vertical Half Loop is recommended.

• You're flying straight and level (1).

• Pull back on the stick and hold (2).

• Let off the stick when you're flying upside down (3).

• Apply full left or right stick until the horizon comes around level (4).

The Vertical Half-Loop, a maneuver that gains altitude and reverses your heading, is the opposite of the Split-S.

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