A constant-rate 360-degree roll about the aircrafts longitudinal axis, the aileron roll is practiced to develop
your abilities to maintain lineup with a reference line and to retain spatial orientation while flying through the
inverted position (Figure 9).
Figure 9: AILERON ROLL
Complete the prestall and aerobatic checklist prior to performing the aileron roll. Begin the maneuver at
300 KIAS, on altitude, with the power set to approximately 89% rpm, and aligned on a prominent terrain
feature or section line. Raise the nose smoothly to 10 degrees above the horizon and then stop the nose
movement. Apply aileron to produce a smooth, constant, and moderate rate of roll through 360 degrees.
Excess back stick pressure will result in the nose scooping out more than 10 degrees below the horizon.
Complete the maneuver with the nose on the horizon on the original heading and altitude.