American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A flight maneuver or stunt in which an airplane enters a climbing turn until almost stalled and is allowed to fall while the turn is continued until normal flight is attained in a direction opposite the original heading.
“Wang: A "wingover" maneuver involving a sharp 90-degree turn.”
““After we were done shooting inside of an airplane, an old 70-year-old German junker -- a sort of flying school bus -- Tom took control of the plane and took it into a full wingover about 200 feet over the trees,” recalled director Bryan Singer (Superman films, The Usual Suspects).”
“Another Ifryn Myrmidon came out of a wingover headed for the shoulder of Dainyl's pteridon, a position from which Dainyl could not turn enough to physically aim the skylance at the attacker.”
“Avatre did a wingover and headed in that direction on her own, but by the time they arrived, the situation was already well in hand.”
“Kiron sent Avatre in a wingover to make a second pass, scattering the riders further.”
“Armstrong proved “above average” from the start at “inverted stall, wingover rolls, & loops” (Oct. 5, C-1); “All acrobatics excellent” (Oct. 15, C-8); “Acrobatics well above average” (Oct. 18, C-11); “Precision maneuvers very smooth” (Oct. 24, C-18).”
“Abruptly Kel did a wingover and another steep dive, heading deliberately into the bush!”
“The target sighted, Oreb began a wingover that quickly became a dive.”
“Coyote killed the afterburner, then snapped the Tomcat into a wingover which sent the heavy aircraft plunging toward the cloud deck in an inverted dive.”
“As they pulled up they rolled into a wingover to the west and strafed what the intelligence people told us might be an early warning radar site in the hills on the northern edge of the valley.”
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*sigh* I wish I had lived in the barnstorming era. In my flying days, I loved nothing more than flipping around in the air and landing in fields or on dirt runways. (^-^)
Looking for tweets for wingover.