Re: Aircraft Maneuvers

From: (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         06 Sep 95 01:04:08 
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In article <airliners.1995.1365@ohare.Chicago.COM> kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:
>I never heard of TWA doing it, but Tex Johnston, a Boeing test pilot,
>rolled the prototype 707 (the 367-80) twice for the crowds at Seattle's
>hydroplane races.  The story has been discussed many times in this
>group -- see the archives for more, or most any book on Boeing history.
>(Some Air Force pilots also rolled a KC-135, the 707's military sister.)

If memory serves: when Lufthansa got its first Boeings (I believe they were
707s), they dropped one or two in the Rhine when their pilots attempted to
prove they had the right stuff, too.

Robert Dorsett                         Moderator, sci.aeronautics.simulation