Jet Fighter School II

More Training for Computer Fighter Pilots
by Richard G. Sheffield

The Split-S

The split-S, or descending half loop, is often used to transition from a high altitude maneuver to a low altitude maneuver. It is also used as a defensive maneuver and a bombing method in combat. The minimum altitude for this maneuver depends on the load you're carrying and the amount of thrust applied during the descending portion of the maneuver.

Once you've mastered the split-S with this method, try pulling back on the stick during the half roll portion of the maneuver to roll and dive at the same time.


Figure 2-4. The Split-S

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