Continue rolling the aircraft at a constant rate until in a wings level, inverted attitude, heading
directly at the 90º reference point on the horizon. Your nose should be slightly above the horizon
and the airspeed ~120 KIAS. Fly the aircraft through the inverted position and continue rolling
at a constant rate, completing the maneuver on your original heading and altitude at aerobatic
cruise speed. Maintain a positive G load throughout the maneuver.
The nose should appear to make an arcing path about the imaginary point on the horizon 45º
from your original heading. The last half of the arc will, therefore, be the same distance below
the horizon as the first half is above the horizon. Remember, as the airspeed decreases toward
the top of the maneuver, it is necessary to increase the deflection of the ailerons, rudder, and
elevator to maintain a constant rate of roll and nose movement (pitch). Additionally, as the
airspeed increases toward the bottom of the maneuver, it is necessary to decrease the deflection
of the ailerons, rudder, and elevator to maintain a constant rate of pitch and roll. Notice this roll
is started as a climbing turn, which then becomes a continuous roll at a constant rate.
Maintain orientation throughout the maneuver by concentrating on your reference points.
Maintain a constant rate of roll and nose movement. Inscribing a small arc above the horizon in
the first half of the maneuver and a larger arc below the horizon in the last half will result in too
great an airspeed at the completion of the maneuver or unnecessarily high G forces to recover on
airspeed. During the roll-out to the original heading, regulating the back pressure on the stick
will enable you to recover at 200-220 KIAS.
Roll out of the clearing turn with the required ground references.
Slowly raise the nose to 10 to 20 degree nose high, wings level.
Roll in either direction by applying lateral stick deflection and rudder in the same direction. The
amount of stick deflection will determine your rate of roll. If the rate of roll is too slow, the nose
will fall below the horizon and a rolling pullout will result.
As you approach the wings level attitude, ease out aileron and rudder pressure to recover with the
nose on the horizon, wings level.
During the last half of the turn, reduce power to idle and apply back stick pressure as necessary to
maintain altitude and slow to approximately 120 to 140 KIAS.
The clearing turn will continue until a suitable reference line extends ahead of and behind the
Raise the nose to 15 to 20 degree nose high and roll in either direction with aileron and rudder to
the inverted position. Neutralize aileron and apply back stick pressure to pull the nose through
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