because I was….inverted

Inverted flight, for anything much more than a short bit, can cause problems with a jet like this. Primarily, fuel and oil systems are made for one G or close to it flight, meaning gravity is an important contributor to getting those two elements to where they need to be, one powering the engine and the other lubricating the engine.  Dedicated air show aircraft have inverted tanks and pumps installed in their jets, allowing them to perform extended maneuvers while inverted. This Tomcat, taken at the Oceana Air show in 2005,  was simply performing a 4-point roll, so the amount of time it spent inverted was negligible.

 

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