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QFE

Air pressure referred to runway-end altitude, given in hPa and mmHg

QNH

Air pressure referred to mean sea level, given in hPa and mmHg

QTY

Quantity

Quarter Plane Maneuver

A maneuver, executed from an offensive position, used to preserve nose-tail separation and a positional advantage for future maneuvering when presented with an impending flight path overshoot or to counter a reversal attempt by the defender. An aggressive, exaggerated rolling pull out of the bandit's plane of motion at close range to reposition the attacker's lift vector at least 90 degrees away from the bandit's plane of motion. This maneuver is often performed instead of a high yo-yo when the attacker realizes too late how quickly the aspect is increasing.