by Richard Sheffield
Inverted Flight Practice
Minimum Speed: None
Minimum Altitude: 1000 feet
• You're flying straight and level upside down (1).
• Push forward on the stick to obtain a 10-degree rate of climb (2).
• Pull back on the stick to obtain a 10-degree dive (3).
• Push forward on the stick to obtain straight and level flight (4).
All stick commands are opposite during inverted flight. This maneuver, as well as turning while inverted, should be practiced until the opposite commands become second nature. In a dogfight, inverted flight is common, and you don't want to turn the wrong way or dive into the ground.
Practice flying upside down to get comfortable with the way the aircraft responds to the stick.