outside loop

outside loop
a loop consisting of a dive followed by inverted flight followed by a climb that returns to horizontal flight
Hypernyms: ↑loop, ↑loop-the-loop

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: a maneuver in which an airplane starting from straight and level flight passes successively through a dive, inverted flight, and a climb and then returns to normal flight

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a loop during which the back of the airplane is on the outer side of the curve described by the course of flight. Cf. inside loop.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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