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The Yeager loop was a starship maneuver that was typically performed by five ships.

The ships performing the maneuver began in a diamond slot formation. They then climbed and looped backwards at a steep angle and at the peak of the loop, turned over and accelerated in a new direction. This maneuver was known as the Immelmann turn.

The maneuver was performed by Nova Squadron in 2368, aboard their Academy training craft, as a prelude to their infamous attempt at the Kolvoord Starburst. (TNG: "The First Duty")

According to Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 571), the Yeager loop was named after one of Chuck Yeager's most famous flight maneuvers.

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