Recovering on a reciprocal heading, the Spad pilot added power, climbing into a chandelle to perhaps 5,000 feet heading outbound.
On Yankee Station
She was either using too much rudder in her chandelle maneuvers or not enough.
Silver Wings, Santiago Blue
The word ‘chandelle’ comes from a French word meaning ‘candle’. According to Propilotguide.com, the maneuver was perfected by WWI French aviators, who described it as ‘monter en chandelle’, “to climb around a candle”.
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See here for a great article -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandelle
See here for video-https://youtu.be/Ml8YI7oj2Q8