The wingover is a 180-degree reversal of the direction of flight through the vertical as well as the horizontal
plane. Perform it by combining a smooth climbing turn for 90 degrees and a smooth descending turn for
90 degrees, recovering at approximately the same airspeed and altitude at which you began the
maneuver, but on the opposite heading.
The wingover develops your ability to control the aircraft smoothly in balanced flight through constantly
changing attitudes and airspeeds. Perform the maneuver in either direction in a series of two (in opposite
directions) so that the series is completed on the same heading at which the first wingover was started
Figure 10: WINGOVER
Complete the prestall and aerobatic checklist prior to performing the wingover. 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. Select a reference point on the horizon that is approximately 90 degrees off the current
aircraft heading. Raise the nose smoothly, keeping the wings level, to approximately 20 degrees noseup
attitude. As the nose continues up, initiate a slow roll in the direction of the reference point. The nose
should describe an arc above the horizon, reaching a maximum pitch of 45 degrees at approximately 45
degrees of heading change and 45 degrees AOB. As the AOB continues to increase, start the nose
smoothly downward toward the horizon.