How do they do it?

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How can some airplanes sustain their flight level even when they are upside down?
 

DaveC426913

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Poorly. :)

But it can be done. They are not really in level flight, they angle the plane high (or low?) so that the wing - even inverted - provides lift due to a high angle of attack. The engine is also pulling upward.
 

FredGarvin

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Along the same lines, the fuselage may appear to be horizontal, but the wing still has an angle of attack greater than 0.
 

brewnog

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Stunt planes often have symmetrical wing sections. In this case, the wing itself will perform just as well upside down.
 

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