1108. COMBINATION MANEUVER
Description. A Combination Maneuver is nothing more than combining a series of
aerobatic maneuvers into a single evolution. A maximum of FOUR maneuvers may be "linked"
General. The aerobatic training you receive is NOT intended to prepare you for the
airshow circuit. As previously discussed, aerobatic training IS taught to allow you to make the
aircraft perform precise and controlled maneuvers, flying the aircraft throughout more of its
By combining maneuvers, you will need to plan ahead to the second maneuver while completing
the first half. As always, maintain a constant and vigilant scan, especially during the maneuvers.
Energy management should be a part of the discussion so as to plan maneuvers to maximize
airspeed/altitude, while staying within assigned airspace. This should be a major consideration
for which maneuvers are linked together and in what order.
Example: One-Half Cuban Eight - Barrell Roll - Immelmann - Split-S
Procedures. Perform all maneuvers IAW the procedures previously set forth for the
maneuvers you intend to fly. The SNA shall pre-plan his/her Combination Maneuvers and
thoroughly brief his/her intentions to the IP during the pre-flight briefing. While modifications
are authorized during the flight, the intent is that impromptu and non-briefed Combination
Maneuvers NOT be accomplished.
1109. INVERTED FLIGHT
Description. The Inverted Flight maneuver is the intentional flying of the T-34C in the
inverted wings level attitude for a maximum of 15 seconds (IAW NATOPS limits). Review
T-34C NATOPS regarding inverted flight.
General. Inverted flight is a natural part of many aerobatic maneuvers you will perform
during this stage (Loops, Barrel Rolls, etc.). While students will never intentionally fly inverted
as a separate maneuver, this demonstration will give you the experience and confidence to
handle the T-34C throughout a full range of pitch attitudes. This demonstration will acquaint
you with the inverted flight attitude (nose high-not level), feelings of sustained negative G's
(normally -1 G), and proper entry and exit control inputs.
It is imperative that you tighten your restraint harness to the maximum extent possible (without
cutting off your circulation.). The reason being that regardless of how tight you think your belts
are, once inverted and stabilized, you will have the sensation of being pulled from the aircraft.
You will stretch to the limits of your belts and may feel like you are "hanging in the straps."
First, RELAX; you are not going anywhere. Second, notice the nose attitude. The T-34C
inverted has a relatively high nose attitude in order to maintain level flight.
AEROBATIC MANUEVERS 11-19