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As the name implies, the aileron roll is done with "normal" inputs of aileron and rudder (in contrast to snap rolls). At the point this maneuver is introduced to students in the Sunrise Basic syllabus, no attempt is made to maintain altitude during the roll. The result is a steady transition from climb to descent until the aircraft regains upright flight. This simplified approach to rolling is ideal for beginning aerobatic pilots. 

A further development of basic rolling technique introduces forward elevator (and negative G) to eliminate altitude loss while inverted. The result is a Slow Roll, introduced in the Sunrise Intermediate syllabus. Once mastered, slow rolls completely replace aileron rolls in the repertoires of most pilots.

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