wifferdill

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wifferdill (plural wifferdills)

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  1. (aviation) An aerobatic manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes a series of very tight turns in order to reverse its direction of travel.
    • 2003, Dik Alan Daso, Doolittle: Aerospace Visionary, ISBN 157488669X, p. 20.
      Doolittle executed a grand wifferdill—rapidly climbing to exchange airspeed for altitude—after completing the course, then a perfect landing.