“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Them Spits were mighty slick. Purty, too!
Looks like a YAK. Wrong tail for a Spit, or am I mistaken?
Dat's a YAK!
It looks like an accelerated stall right toward the end. If so, I don't know how he pulled it off. I say he'll never be allowed to fly an airshow again.
Unless...the HP and that prop exceeded the heavy wing loading of that maneuver. No substitute for HP.
That same poorly done loop has destroyed more aircraft at airshows than any other maneuver, I suspect. I thought it had been banned by now, after losing so many warbirds.
YAK or a P39?
There is a YouTube video of a MiG—17 doing that at an air show, and just shaking it off. Ivan proof.
Try this, a Spitfire flying between the grandstands at Goodwood.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnc78LW7V1U
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Link: Spitfire in the weeds with Alain de Cadenet