wingover
noun Date: 1927 a flight maneuver in which a plane is put into a climbing turn until nearly stalled after which the nose is allowed to fall while the turn is continued until normal flight is attained in a direction opposite to that in which the maneuver was entered

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  • wingover — [wiŋ′ō΄vər] n. an aerial maneuver in which an airplane enters a steep climbing turn until almost stalled, rolls beyond a vertical bank, then noses down and dives until normal flight is resumed in a direction approximately opposite to the original …   English World dictionary

  • Wingover — Als Gleitschirmakrobatik wird das Fliegen akrobatischer Flugfiguren mit einem Gleitschirm bezeichnet (Kunstflug). Dabei werden Flugfiguren ausgeführt, die ein Normal Gleitschirmpilot nicht beherrschen muss. Zur Durchführung sind ein spezielles… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wingover — /wing oh veuhr/, n. Aeron. an airplane maneuver involving a steep, climbing turn to a near stall, then a sharp drop of the nose, a removal of bank, and a final leveling off in the opposite direction. [1925 30; WING + OVER] * * * …   Universalium

  • wingover — An aerobatic maneuver in which an aircraft is pulled up and turned simultaneously. This is followed by a diving turn in the same direction. The aircraft is under positive g throughout the maneuver and well above stalling speed …   Aviation dictionary

  • wingover — noun a manoeuvre in which an aircraft turns at the top of a steep climb and flies back along its original path …   English new terms dictionary

  • wingover — wing•o•ver [[t]ˈwɪŋˌoʊ vər[/t]] n. aer. an airplane maneuver involving a steep, climbing turn to a near stall, then a sharp drop of the nose, a removal of bank, and a final leveling off in the opposite direction • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • wingover — /ˈwɪŋoʊvə/ (say wingohvuh) noun a flight manoeuvre in which a plane, hang glider, etc., reverses direction by being put into a climbing turn until nearly stalled, the nose then being allowed to drop until normal flight is resumed …   Australian English dictionary

  • wingover — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from the phrase wing over : a flight maneuver in which a plane is put into a climbing turn until nearly stalled after which the nose is allowed to fall while the turn is continued until normal flight is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gleitschirm-Akro — Als Gleitschirmakrobatik wird das Fliegen akrobatischer Flugfiguren mit einem Gleitschirm bezeichnet (Kunstflug). Dabei werden Flugfiguren ausgeführt, die ein Normal Gleitschirmpilot nicht beherrschen muss. Zur Durchführung sind ein spezielles… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gleitschirm-Akrobatik — Als Gleitschirmakrobatik wird das Fliegen akrobatischer Flugfiguren mit einem Gleitschirm bezeichnet (Kunstflug). Dabei werden Flugfiguren ausgeführt, die ein Normal Gleitschirmpilot nicht beherrschen muss. Zur Durchführung sind ein spezielles… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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