Basic Instrument Maneuvers
Figure 9: HALF-CUBAN EIGHT
The half-cuban eight is commenced in the same manner as the loop. After the nose passes through the
horizon inverted it is flown to just prior to the 45 degrees nose low at which time the backpressure is
released and a coordinated roll is initiated to a wings level 45 degree dive. For recovery the nose is
brought to the horizon wings level on entry altitude.