After 90 degrees of heading change, the nose passes through the horizon on the referenced point, with 90
degrees AOB and an airspeed of approximately 150-170 KIAS. Reverse the roll and begin to decrease the
AOB as the nose falls through the horizon. The nose should describe a similar arc below the horizon,
reaching a maximum pitch of 45 degrees nosedown, at approximately 135 degrees of heading change and
45 degrees AOB.
Roll out of the maneuver at a constant rate, increasing back stick pressure to control airspeed and altitude.
Upon completion of the maneuver, you should be in straight and level flight at 300 KIAS, 180 degrees from
the original heading, and at approximately the same altitude as at the beginning of the maneuver.
Now immediately raise the nose to continue the maneuver in the opposite direction. Your aircraft should
be on its original heading upon completion of the second wingover.
When the wingover is introduced, visualize the aircrafts path. Pay close attention to the relation of the
aircraft to the horizon as you see it from the cockpit. Once you are able to visualize this relation, the
wingover is merely a matter of flying the aircraft through the pattern. As the aircrafts speed changes
throughout the maneuver, you will have to adjust the amount of control deflection to maintain a constant
rate of pitch and roll. As your bank angle increases, it is difficult to keep the nose coming up without
drastically increasing your turn rate. If you are not getting 45 degrees noseup, you may be rolling too fast
during the initial part of the maneuver.