He made several practice landings and then left the field and flew to an area about 40 miles to the northeast of the station, where he proceeded to attempt a series of wingovers. He stated that it was his intention to keep the airspeed between 70 and 170 knots during these maneuvers.
I can't take the space to list all the orders this pilot violated, not counting terrifying the folks in the back, but here is the most important one: Technical Order 6-49 restricts the SNB-JRB type to "normal flying." In case there is a doubt in anyone's mind, wingovers are not considered "normal flying" in the SNB.
She even owns her own flying business, WingOver
Aerobatics, which offers aerobatic rides to non-aviators at Creswell Airport - and which has become the target of noise complaints from disgruntled airport neighbors.
Since stall speed varies with wing loading, there is near-zero G loading when the aircraft is turning in a wingover
. Anyone who has been to an airshow and seen a hammerhead turn knows the technique works.
I'd like to respond to Jim Krowka (letters, July 27) regarding WingOver
When he asked, "What was that?!" his instructor paused a moment, and said, somewhat smugly, that it was a combination of a hammerhead stall and a wingover
. Nothing bad happened, but even this green student knew that he had witnessed a moment of indiscretion.
I echo the sentiments of Nena Lovinger in her July 21 letter, "High-decibel nuisance." I called WingOver
Aerobatics to register a complaint about the noise.
Many times each week, the high-decibel dive bomb maneuvers of WingOver
Aerobatics have shattered the peace of otherwise quiet, tranquil days.
Kathy Hirtz, a Springfield physician, started WingOver
Aerobatics last September.
Wolf, a longtime pilot who once trained the Jordanian aerobatic team for King Hussein in the late 1970s, started Wingover
Aerobatics at the airport last fall, with his wife, Liz.
Somewhere in the middle is the guy who wants to buzz the office picnic or his girlfriend's house, or just go out to do some wingovers
, or moose turns.
The first half comprises turns, wingovers
, loops and barrel rolls in various full formations.