Description. The Loop is a 360º turn in the vertical plane. During the Loop the aircraft is
rotated at a constant rate of pitch about its lateral axis (Figure 11-1).
Figure 11-1 Loop
General. The Loop is one of the most rudimentary aerobatic maneuvers, yet one which
requires skill and practice to consistently perform well. Since the Loop is executed in a single
plane, the elevator is the principle control surface utilized. The nose pitch rate should be
11-2 AEROBATIC MANUEVERS