airplane maneuver

Definitions of airplane maneuver
  1. noun
    a maneuver executed by an aircraft
    synonyms: flight maneuver
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 10 types...
    hide 10 types...
    bank
    a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
    chandelle
    a flight maneuver consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction
    loop, loop-the-loop
    a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
    roll
    a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
    sideslip, slip
    a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
    vertical bank
    a bank so steep that the plane's lateral axis approaches the vertical
    inside loop
    a loop consisting of a climb followed by inverted flight followed by a dive that returns to horizontal flight
    outside loop
    a loop consisting of a dive followed by inverted flight followed by a climb that returns to horizontal flight
    barrel roll
    a roll in which the plane follows a spiral course
    snap roll
    a fast roll
    type of:
    evasive action, maneuver, manoeuvre
    an action aimed at evading an opponent
Word Family