barrel roll


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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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Armed reconnaissance in northern Laos was designated Barrel Roll and operations in the south Steel Tiger.
"While I've seen the barrel roll stunt in film, witnessing this incredible feat in real life was something pretty special.
There is a great chance that the aircraft will avoid missile attack while performing the maximum overload evadable maneuver, especially snake maneuver and barrel roll maneuver [10].
The events may have happened more than 35 years ago, but even at a distance of three decades, one does not confuse Barrel Roll's night airborne battlefield command and control center (Alley Cat) with the one in Steel Tiger (Moonbeam).
My greatest thrill in a B-25 was trying to barrel roll it.
Minimizing latency allows maneuvers made by pilots, such as a sudden turn or a barrel roll, to be immediately displayed on another simulator hundreds of miles away, thereby providing a more realistic training environment and ensuring a "fair fight" among all participants.
"After the barrel roll, we also cut slots in the tailgate to relieve air from under the deck, and we added an aerodynamic `wing' to create a downforce on the rear," Smith said.
Furthermore, planes could be coated to reflect much of their energy, and simple evasive action such as a barrel roll could keep the laser from hitting one point long enough to achieve a burn.
The "canopy cartwheel" manoeuvre saw one member of the team perform a barrel roll over another during an event to celebrate National Day.
Its Facebook feed has posted anonymised comments from residents who say the hunt deters them from viewing Denbigh's annual Barrel Roll contest.
There was also a previous death at Shoreham when a Second World War Hurricane came down when doing a barrel roll.
Ms Irving added: "The wheels of the car then collided with the curb and the defendant appeared to lose control and the vehicle started to barrel roll. "As it did so, it collides with a road sign and several fence panels."