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

Date:         04 Jun 97 13:03:59 
From:         jdknopp@concentric.net (John Knopp)
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On 17 May 97 15:15:52 , hasmith@acsu.buffalo.edu wrote:

>	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.

It'll do it... No problem.  A properly executed roll is a one G
manuever.  Did you ever see the video of Bob Hoover pouring a glass of
water while rolling his Shrike?  (Only Bob could get away with that!)

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John Knopp
jdk@apk.net