Jet Fighter School II

More Training for Computer Fighter Pilots
by Richard G. Sheffield

The Cuban Eight

The Cuban eight is one of the aerobatic standards. Pilots in biplanes and F-18s alike love to fly Cuban eights in demonstrations. When properly performed, this maneuver traces out a figure eight on its side. As such, it is sometimes referred to as a horizontal eight, but the horizontal eight is a different maneuver to be covered later. The Cuban eight consists of two modified Immelmanns performed together.

Cuban Eight

Figure 3-1. Cuban Eight

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