Re: barrel roll in 727 ?!!

From:         Mark Ingram <markt@mickey.mo-net.com>
Date:         04 Aug 96 16:44:52 
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On 29 Jul 1996, Ian Kershaw wrote:

> 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.

During a tour of the 747 factory at Everett (WA) a couple of years ago, a
movie of this barrel roll was shown.  According to the tour guide, Tex
Johnson was immediately fired for this unauthorized maneuver, but was
"re-hired" very shortly afterward.

Mark E. Ingram

MarkT@Mo-Net.Com (also mingram@mail.orion.org)