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Aerobatics catalogue: loop, roll, hammer

Aerobatics are flight manoeuvres putting the aircraft in unusual positions and altitudes performed at air shows, competitions, dog fights and as entertainment for customers. There are five basic aerobatic manoeuvres: lines (vertical and horizontal), rolls, loops, hammer heads and spins. Please see below for more details on the manoeuvres you will be able to experience during your flight:

Hammer Head
Flying Inverted
Loop
Roll
Low Level Pass

Hammer Head
Also know as stall turn, hammer head is considered to be one of the more advanced basic aerobatic manoeuvres. Hammer head starts with a quarter loop into a vertical climb. The aircraft reaches the vertical and the airspeed is decreased to almost a zero. Just before the airplane stops climbing, it pivots around its vertical axis and the nose of the aircraft moves in a circle from pointing straight up to straight down. As the nose approaches the vertical-down position, the pilot initiates the recovery to level flight and accelerates the aircraft. The hammer head is finished with the last quarter of a loop to horizontal flight. Optionally, this manoeuvre can have rolls on both the up- and the down-lines.

Hammer, Aerobatics

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Flying Inverted
The manoeuvre starts with a single barrel roll to move the plane upside down. The seat straps hold firmly your body.

Flying Inverted, Aerobatics

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Loop
This is probably one of the most well-known basic aerobatic manoeuvres where the plane is entered in a vertical circle from straight level flight. The circle has to be perfectly round, entry and exit have to be at the same altitude which makes it more difficult for the pilot to perform. 

Loop, Aerobatics

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Roll
This is a sequence of rapid horizontal spins. The plane has to maintain a constant roll rate and constant altitude throughout the manoeuvre. 

Roll, Aerobatics

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Low Level Pass
Flight near the ground level, at about 20 meters altitude. The best way to experience the jet power for those watching the flight from the gound.

Low Level Pass, MIG-29 military fighter

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