lazy eight

lazy eight

lazy eight
An aerobatic maneuver in which the aircraft nose makes a figure 8. The maneuver consists of two 180° turns in opposite directions. During the first 90° arc of each turn, the nose of the aircraft describes a climbing and then descending path above the horizon. During the second 90° arc of each turn, the nose of the aircraft describes a descending and then a climbing path below the horizon. As viewed from the side, the maneuver traces a figure 8. The horizon bisects the 8 from one end to the other.
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You couldn't be more wrong,' says Haradon Beatty of San Francisco's Lazy Eight Foundation, an organisation which aims to promote original thinking.