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A snap roll is an autorotation with rudder input and generally higher power or higher speed.

One wing is stalled in a snap roll, both wings are stalled in a spin. - Do you agree at all with this last statement?

Hi there Steve! Thanks for the question. I'm not an aerobatic pilot, but based on my understanding of a snap roll, I may have to disagree with the statement. I believe that both wings are stalled during a snap roll as well. It is like a spin done on a horizontal axis and it's accomplished with very abrupt control inputs. There are some great video's of snap rolls on youtube if you've never seen one. I really hope this helps answer your question. Colin


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Colin Woehrle


I provide guidance/mentoring to those interested in learning what it takes and exactly how to become a pilot, especially as a career choice. I also answer sincere aviation questions for aviation students as well as enthusiasts. If I can`t answer your question, I`ll try my best to point you in the right direction. I look forward to helping you! *(I am unable to answer questions regarding how much it costs to fly from one place to another. I'm just a pilot...sheesh!)


Pilot for a leading legacy airline. Ratings and certificates include: Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII), Commercial Pilot, Instrument, Single Engine Land/Multi-engine Land Airplane

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

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