I think the fastest I've gone is diving straight toward the ground in a aerobatic aircraft and then doing a loop and roll. I tried to explain to the pilot that we didn't need to be upside down to photograph the other planes doing a loop over Mt. Baker, but he didn't understand English.
Escuadrilla de Alta Acrobacia Halcones
("Hawks High Aerobatics Squad"), known simply as the 'Hawks' (Halcones), is an active group of nine officers of the Chilean Air Force
who are trained specifically for aerobatics. One of the Halcones' signature moves is recreating the Chilean flag
in the air using smoke. The team may be likened to the British Royal Air Force's Red Arrows
for their affinity for complex, high-risk, aviation-based manoeuvers.
The Air Force, aware of the new and advancing aeronautic technology, decided to replace the Pitts for a new plane: the Extra 300.
This German-produced monoplane-wing media is powered by a Textron Lycoming engine of 300 hp. 2700 rpm 6-cylinder and 3-propeller wood blades covered with carbon fiber. The two-seater plane is built from 60% composite materials and 40% metal, and features a load factor and G + 10 - 10 G, roll rate of 360 ° per second, maximum weight 950 kg. The plane was designed to make various aerobatic maneuvers, but can only sustain 4 minutes of inverted flight.