Over the years experienced Stearman pilots have told me that while a Stearman rolls easily to the left, the airplane won't do an aileron roll to the right. If you've ever watched John Mohr, who is the best Stearman pilot in the universe, perform in an airshow you know that isn't correct.

There are aerodynamic and biomechanical reasons why it is difficult to aileron roll a stock Stearman to the right, but the airplane will roll to the right if the pilot uses proper technique. My aileron rolls (either right or left) aren't as good as I hope they'll become, but thanks to suggestions and encouragement from Stearman aerobatic instructor David Burroughs I'm making progress.

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