More Training for Computer Fighter Pilots
by Richard G. Sheffield
High-Speed Versus Low-Speed Pass
This is a great maneuver for showing off the possible speed range of the aircraft. Pilots in demonstrations are usually limited to submach speeds, but you have no such restriction. Depending upon the aircraft, you can show the difference between 180 knots or so, and mach 2.
- Two planes start at the same end of the area but one plane is much closer to the reviewing area.
- The closest plane flies as slowly as possible without stalling.
- The second plane passes just above the first plane flying at maximum speed with afterburners lit.
Figure 5-11. The High-Speed Versus Low-Speed Pass