I had barely dipped into this reverie when I realized I was upside down. Mika had snapped us through a barrel roll as we climbed out. As we inverted I almost involuntarily reached out to grab the cockpit, forgetting that I was strapped in.
My embarrassment was short lived, though, as we soon began the real maneuvers. I was expecting to go through a few maneuvers to ease things in, but as soon as we had clearance from the tower he told me to take the stick for the loop. Yes, that's me right there.