Definition: Maximum performance climb combined with a 180 degree turn.
Objective: To develop the pilot’s coordination, smoothness, and orientation in a maximum performance maneuver; also to develop positive control techniques at varying airspeeds and altitudes.
Mechanics: This maneuver is considered done after adding full power, banking thirty degrees, pitching up, turning 180 degrees, and ending with an airspeed just above the stall speed.
- Roll into 30 degree bank
- Gradually Pitch up
- Begin rolling out of the turn at the 90 degree point while maintaining your pitch up attitude
- Continue to roll out of your turn
- Maintain pitch up attitude
- Time the turn so you end the maneuver just above the stall speed.
- Not enough right rudder at the aircraft slows
- Too fast at the end of the maneuver
- Not maintaining pitch up attitude in second 90 degrees of turn
- Rolling into the maneuver too fast
- Bank not exceeding 30 degrees
- Keep the ball centered
- Roll out within 10 degrees of heading
- Airspeed just above stall