Jet Fighter School II

More Training for Computer Fighter Pilots
by Richard G. Sheffield

The Loop

The loop is one of the most important aerobatic building blocks. Although it looks easy and can be performed by simply pulling back on the stick and holding it, this will not produce a round loop. Your goal is to perform a nearly perfect circle and exit this maneuver at the same altitude and on the same heading you entered.

Performing the loop in this fashion will allow you to fly a round loop rather than an egg-shaped loop with a ballistic climb and dive.


Figure 2-1. The Loop

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