Re: barrel roll in 727 ?!!

From:         Ian Kershaw <iandhhs@dhhs.org>
Organization: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Date:         29 Jul 96 02:29:38 
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There have been accusations that pilots have  played with the flaps at
altitude but this has been vehemently denied. There is at least one
documented inflight problem that some attribute to such behaviour which
suggested the crew popped the breakers to prevent the leading edge flps
deploying as well as the main flaps. Regret I cannot recall the name of
the book it was in.

Tex Johnson, test pilot at Boeing rolled the prototype 707 over Seattle
in from of asembled crowds watching the power boat races. The maneuver
actually has the plane in a 1g state all the way round.

Ian