Definition of snap roll in English:

snap roll


  • A manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes a single quick revolution about its longitudinal axis while flying horizontally.

    • ‘When not doing air shows, she can be found back at Amelia Reid Aviation, teaching everything from loops and snap rolls to instrument approaches.’
    • ‘The plane had to be able to do a snap roll at 80 mph, an Immelman at 120, a vertical reversement at 90, aileron roll at 110, and likewise a loop at 110.’
    • ‘I did some snap rolls, a few slow rolls and a loop.’
    • ‘I did snap rolls, slow rolls, figure eights, spins, and falling leafs.’
    • ‘Controls were also reported to be heavy when flying at high speeds, or at the beginning of a spin or snap roll.’