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.
But the key in flying the lazy eight to commercial standards is making continuous, but very small, changes in bank and pitch.
There's no rapid, big change in a properly flown lazy eight.
Unlike the lazy eight, however, the PTS calls for a smooth but rapid roll into maximum bank, and a pitch up to maximum attitude, at the beginning of the maneuver.
Two such maneuvers, the chandelle and the lazy eight, are highlighted below.
A] often is used as the target speed for entering maneuvers like accelerated stalls, chandelles and lazy eights, although some manufacturers may publish a different speed.
The PTS for the Commercial Pilot-Airplane certificate include a number of maneuvers unique to this pilot certificate: Chandelles, Lazy Eights, Eights on Pylons, Steep Spirals and Power-off 180-degree Accuracy Approach and Landings.