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Wifferdill
2010-03-18

Wifferdill I'm told that "wolferdale" is an aviation (perhaps military aviation) term meaning a 270 turn. Is this correct?
Lee Whitt
Lee,
Never heard of the term. Would appreciate any verified use of term for my oddities file. I'll shoot it into the newsgroups for a check.
"Michael A. Pilla" <mpilla@mitre.org>
Subject: Re: wolferdale
Gene, You're probably referring to "Wifferdill" or "Whiferdill"; I've seen both spellings. It is the English term for either an Immelman turn or a Chandelle turn, IIRC.I.e., a one-half loop followed by a roll at the top (180o) for the Immelman and a sharp pull up, rolling, maximum performance turn (also 180o) for the Chandelle. I wish I had my flight maneuver manuals with me; could give you the precise definition.
Michael Pilla

Could it be "whifferdill"? I used to fly with an ex-usaf cfi, and he used that term to describe any of several "playing-around" maneuvers (wing-overs, steep turns, etc.)

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