snap roll


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snap roll

An abrupt maneuver in which an aircraft does a very fast roll along its longitudinal axis while maintaining level flight. Unlike in the slow roll, normally only ailerons are used for execution of snap rolls. A snap roll differs from a flick roll in that the latter is at a slow speed and in the former only ailerons are used for the maneuver.
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I practiced maneuvers for an hour -- spins, loops, snap rolls, chandelles.
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The airplane broke out of the bottom of the clouds, performing what witnesses described as either barrel rolls or snap rolls as it descended nearly straight down to the ground.