Re: Perhaps a silly question (DC-9 barrel roll)

Date:         04 Jun 97 13:03:59 
From:         "SpeedBird" <joeyjones@prodigy.net>
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hasmith@acsu.buffalo.edu wrote in article
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> 	I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me here.  On a
> recent flight a friend and I were musing on whether a commercial jet (In
> this case it was a DC9) could handle a barrel roll. Now I know there are
> all sorts of factors to consider like at what speed, and perhaps how fast
> the roll itself was executed, but I would appreciate any input anyone
> might have.

I'd say so, although it would be rather lazy and sloppy. The only jetliner
I know of that can do a tight barrel roll is the 707.