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Lesson Five: Split-S
Your strongest defensive move is the Split-S. Essentially a rolling dive, this maneuver is difficult for an attacker to follow. With the attacker on your six, roll to an inverted position and pull back hard on the controls. Throttle down to avoid excessive speed. As the horizon appears at the top of your view, open your throttle and check the position of the attacker. If you are still on the short end of the stick, try another Split-S or use your momentum to distance yourself from the attacker.
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Tips for success:
  • Altitude is key, else you'll end up landing nose down on the ground.
  • Whatever you do after performing the Split-S, don't level out and fly straight.