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Flight School: Loop the Loop
Latest update by CMBF
on Sep 29th 2013
For this lesson you are going to learn to do some safe acrobatics -- and to get a gold medal you will need to do this lesson in under 1 minute and 35 seconds; to get a silver you need to do it in under 1 minute and 40 seconds; and for a bronze medal you need to complete this in under 2 minutes and 6 seconds.
The basic point to this is to learn how to do an inside loop...
The lesson consists of two (2) full barrel rolls, and then an Immelmann turn -- that is not what they call it, but that is what it is.
This tactic was developed during World War I, and was a staple for aerial combat, being a maneuver that was used following an attack on another plane that allowed the pilot to reposition quickly for another attack, since it reversed their direction but also took them to a higher altitude.
To score a gold for this you need to observe the following tips:
(1) Do not listen to Jackson - watch for the red meter and execute the requested maneuver as soon as you see the red meter, not when he says to.
(2) Remember that the move does NOT complete until you have brought your plane back into strait and level flight.
Since the enemy here is that timer, you want to execute the move as soon as you can, and you want to end the move as soon as you can -- so use the red meter to know when to start, and level your plane as soon as you complete the move.
Follow these tips and a gold medal is yours for the taking.