The wingover is a 180º reversal in the direction of flight accomplished by combining a smooth
climbing turn of 90º with a smooth diving turn of 90º, recovering at the same airspeed and
altitude at which the maneuver has started, but on the opposite heading (Figure 8-3). It is a slow,
smooth maneuver when properly executed. No abrupt control movements are necessary.
Figure 8-3 Wingover
The barrel roll is a maneuver in which the aircraft is rolled 360º about an imaginary point 45º off
the nose of the aircraft. Figure 8-4.
The barrel roll will help develop your confidence, coordination and situational awareness while
flying the aircraft through rapidly changing attitudes and airspeeds. Since attitude, heading, etc.
change so rapidly, this is an excellent maneuver for developing your ability to maintain