aileron roll


Definition of aileron roll

: a flight maneuver in which an airplane is rotated about its longitudinal axis through a full 360 degrees by means of the ailerons without altering its flight path

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First Known Use of aileron roll

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Aileron roll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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