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Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?
Yet in delight he flew a loop to landing, with a snap roll just before touchdown.
flew a loop = loop the loop = make Nesterovís loop
snap roll = quick barrel; an aerial maneuver in which an aircraft is put through a sharp roll of 360į about its longitudinal axis; a snap roll is similar to a horizontal spin
touchdown = landing
Thanks for your efforts.
Yes you are right.
'Snap' is a useful adjective for describing something sudden, e.g. a 'snap decision'.