Definition of tail slide in English:

tail slide

noun

  • A backward movement of an aircraft from a vertical stalled position.

    • ‘Charlie Hillard used the Pitts unique characteristics to perform his signature ‘Torque Roll,’ a delayed tail slide where the aircraft continues to roll while falling backward.’
    • ‘The near vertical attitude needed to perform the tail slide suggests that the aircraft was indeed making a missed approach rather than the initial climb scenario.’
    • ‘Tail Slide was the most difficult and courageous manoeuvring which was carried out by a sole aircraft.’