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barrel roll

barrel roll
An aerobatic maneuver in which an airplane rotates 360° around the longitudinal axis while the nose of the aircraft describes a circle about a real or imagined reference point on the horizon. In this maneuver, occupants are under positive acceleration at all times unlike in a normal roll where negative acceleration (–g) is experienced.
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In the case of the blue whales, that connection might also explain why they exclusively move to the left during barrel rolls, a behavior that makes otherwise right-handed whales ambidextrous.
Aaron George, was executing a barrel roll to keep the aircraft within optimum photography range of the MALD when his plane crashed in a remote area about 30 miles east of the China Lake Naval Warfare Center near Ridgecrest.
Watch as R/C Power Air Surfer pilots test their skills and demonstrate unbelievable stunts - barrel rolls, spirals, spins and nose dives - the R/C Power Air Surfer does it all
Back then it was Flynn doing all the moves, from slow rolls and split S moves, to barrel rolls and Cuban eights.
Battling an onslaught of vicious aliens, players strategically pilot their ship through more than 14 treacherous missions spanning the solar system, executing dynamic tactical maneuvers such as barrel rolls, 360-degree loops and spinning reversals in order to evade the enemy.
A pilot needs as much aerial horsepower as possible, Newman said, to execute steep climbs, barrel rolls, hammerhead stalls, four-point hesitation rolls and long vertical loops - the latter resembling Magic Mountain's Revolution roller coaster.
Loops, barrel rolls, diamond formations, speeds of mach 2.