More Training for Computer Fighter Pilots
by Richard G. Sheffield
This maneuver is also known as the vertical half loop and the roll off the top. It is basically the opposite of the split which we covered earlier. You can use this move to gain altitude while bleeding off speed and reversing your direction. You should come out of the maneuver heading 180 degrees away from your original heading.
- Fly straight and level at a speed of at least 500 knots. (1)
- Pull back gradually on the stick as you would when performing a loop. (2)
- As you approach the inverted position, push forward on the stick to maintain level inverted flight. (3)
- Perform a half aileron roll to bring the plane right side up. (4)
Figure 2-6. The Immelmann