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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.
Back then it was Flynn doing all the moves, from slow rolls and split S moves, to barrel rolls and Cuban eights.
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.