hesitation roll

hesitation roll

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An aerobatic maneuver in which an aircraft is rolled quickly through certain degrees then stopped momentarily and rolled again, so that the entire 360° roll is divided into a number of equal divisions—normally 4, 8, or 16 points.
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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.