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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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We looped the loop and did barrel rolls - memories that will stay with me for ever
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des , e The force of the impact sent the Swede's machine into two spins, before it dug into the grass and flipped into three airborne barrel rolls.
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The best bit is learning to pull off freestyle tricks, such as barrel rolls, somersaults and aerial turns.