Eights Across a Road Eights Across a Road

   This maneuver is a variation of "eights along a road" and involves the same principles and techniques. The primary difference is that at the completion of each loop of the figure eight the airplane should cross an intersection of roads, or a specific point on a straight road (Fig. 11-8). The loops should be across the road and the wind should be perpendicular to the road. Each time the road is crossed, the crossing angle should be the same and the wings of the airplane should be level. The "eights" also may be performed by rolling from one bank immediately to the other, directly over the road.