More Training for Computer Fighter Pilots
by Richard G. Sheffield
The chandelle looks easy at first, and it is, but it's also a precise maneuver. Not all aerobatics are hard, severe, turning moves. Some are gentle but precise.
- Fly straight and level; dive slightly to pick up a little speed and momentum. (1)
- Bank the aircraft into a 30-degree turn. (2)
- While maintaining the turn, pull back on the stick until you're in a 30-degree climb; add power as necessary to maintain your speed. (3)
- As you reach the halfway point in your 180-degree turn, start to roll out of the turn gently and bring the nose down, timing it so your wings level out on a heading 180 degrees from your original heading. (4)
Figure 2-7. The Chandelle