Date: 01 Oct 97 19:57:50 From: Dwight Hall <email@example.com> Organization: Plain English Communication Followups: 1
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Can anyone provide documented proof of an intentional and controlled barrel-roll in level flight of a 747, DC-10 or similarly large aircraft? I have contacted Boeing and the editors of most major flying magazines and all claim no knowledge of such a feat. I am well aware of the Tex Johnston roll of a 707-prototype over Seattle back in the fifties. That was filmed and has been shown of "Wings." I'm no pilot, but my understanding is that a perfect 1-G barrel roll could "theoretically" be performed in any aircraft. (??) I am a first-time visitor to this group, so please forgive me if this thread has been explored and exhausted already. Apparently some airline pilot called into Rush Limbaugh and claimed this had been done, but no dates, times, and names were given, which makes me wonder if it's more of an urban legend.