Ref: RUA - Recovery from Unusual Attitudes. (in a fast jet)
There was a video, where an F16 with instructor on board was EX: Aileron Roll in a 45 deg climb. the first was ok, the instructor. then on the second - control of the aircraft was lost - height was about 10 thou - QNH.
They recovered by about 3,000 which was just in time for agl. . . with all the warnings freaking out.
My question is - what is the likely cause of the loss of control and what can be a recovery method if the a/c is loss of control, from any but, including, this manouvre.
Assuming I am aware of RUA from known conditions like Spiral dive, hi alpha low a/s - inverted (which in a fighter is no great deal) - and others - can anyone talk me through this. Understanding height above you is no good. So the hi alt here was the redeeming factor. Any tips please - even PM if you like.
Plus, any tips from experienced aerobatic pilots - pref of the fast jet variety = much appreciated. Thank You.
I appreciate I am asking a lot here but if you can at least point me in the right (attitude) direction I would be most grateful - also before the manouvre the instructor told the student to make sure that they had zero G before commencing the roll - why this - I assume to avoid what happened. . ?