Both snap and spin maneuvers are represented by a triangle. ;e ones in the basic known
sequence are spins, but let’s take a look at both. ;e snap maneuver is represented with
a triangle that has a short line at the corner in the direction of flight. A triangle that sits in
the middle of the flightline is a full snap, whereas a half-snap is shown with a small triangle
that does not cross the line and appears to be sitting on it. ;e triangle can be open (white)
and that represents a positive snap, whereas a solid color (red) represents a negative snap.
Similar to rolls, snaps can be linked or unlinked with each other or even with rolls, but those
will appear in the more advanced sequences.
;e spin is shown as a right triangle that can also span across the flightline, with a short line
pointing down. Spins can also be linked together and would be flown as one figure. A short
triangle that sits on the flightline would be a half-spin and would also start with a solid line
and have a dashed line after the triangle. Again, the color of the triangle determines if the
spin will be a positive (white) or negative (red or black) spin. We can now read this entire
sequence correctly and, as a result, fly it to perfection.
Knowing how to read
Aresti diagrams opens
the door to your aerobatic
world and will be a much-needed skill as your flying
abilities progress and you
move up into the higher
classes of competition.
Now that you can read
the maneuvers that are
given to you, get out
there and fly. ;
ONE SPIN ONE;AND;A;
FULL POSITIVE SNAP HALF SNAP
FULL NEGATIVE SNAPS
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