Basic Instrument Maneuvers
Confidence maneuvers are basic aerobatics designed to gain confidence in the use of the ADI in extreme
pitch and bank attitudes. Practicing these maneuvers will also be helpful when recovering from unusual
attitudes. All maneuvers should be planned to recover at a minimum of 10,000 ft AGL.
Review the Stall and Aerobatics checklist prior to commencing these maneuvers.
The aileron roll is a maneuver in which the aircraft is rolled 360 degrees about its longitudinal axis.
Aileron rolls can be performed at any pitch attitude and maneuverable flying airspeed. For practice the
maneuver will begin from straight and level flight at approximately 89 percent power and 300 KIAS.
Smoothly pull the nose to 10 degrees above the horizon, relax back-stick pressure, and start a roll in
either direction. Adjust the roll rate so the nose is passing through the horizon when inverted. A constant
roll should be continued to recover in a nose low, wings level upright attitude. You should complete the
maneuver at the same time altitude you started.
Roll yaw divergence may occur if the roll exceeds 360 degrees. NATOPS prohibits
any roll in excess of 360 degrees.
Figure 5: AILERON ROLL