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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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The next year, she set a record for both men and women with 56 inverted snap rolls, which send a plane corkscrewing through the air, and a woman's record of 62 perfect outside loops, earning her the title of "The Greatest Woman Acrobatic Pilot on Earth.
Groom's routine includes 20 consecutive snap rolls in 10 seconds.
Groom had flown in the show each year since its inception in 1995, and he had set world records for snap rolls.
At Dallas I would learn all the basic stunts and maneuvers - loops, snap rolls, Immelmanns, etc.