V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft conducting a complete 360-deg roll.

Bet it was more like a Holy cow I hope this works Roll.

That thing was dropping like a rock once it went inverted.

The V-22 Osprey, a groundbreaking tiltrotor aircraft, is known for pushing the boundaries of aviation technology.

The V-22 Osprey, developed jointly by Boeing and Bell Helicopter, combines the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. Its tiltrotor design allows it to take off and land vertically like a helicopter, then transition into forward flight like an airplane. This flexibility has made the V-22 an indispensable asset for the United States Marine Corps and Air Force.

The aileron roll, a challenging aerial maneuver, involves rolling an aircraft about its longitudinal axis while maintaining controlled flight. This maneuver tests an aircraft’s structural integrity, aerodynamics, and the skill of its pilot. The V-22 Osprey’s remarkable display during testing highlights its adaptability and robust design.

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7 months ago

Next have Bob Hoover at the controls.

7 months ago

Next have Bob Hoover at the controls. And don’t forget to give him a pitcher of tea.

John Marks
5 months ago

I’m no expert, but an aileron roll is begun with a pitch up of about 10-15 degrees to offset for altitude loss. (altitude loss is inevitable, as being inverted causes the loss of lift) This video shows a slight pitch down before entry. Just sayin’.