Date: 08 Feb 99 02:49:34 From: "Reino F." <email@example.com> References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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Tim Lee <Tim.J.Lee@btinternet.com> wrote in article <airliners.1999.116@ohare.Chicago.COM>... > Robert Dorsett wrote in message ... > >AOPA Pilot reports that Tex Johnston is dead, at age 84, of complications > >from Alzheimers. > > What a great loss. I remember seeing an interview with him about his 707 > flight, where he barrel rolled it over Lake Washington. I think there was IATA air-transport meeting in Seattle, the B 707 (or Dash prototype) had a show for the delegates. The barrell roll was a shock for the spectators, Johnston was lucky not to loose his job as chief test pilot. Nowadays we see similar stunts only if "fly by wire" computers have problems... [Moderator's note: The event over which Tex rolled the 367-80 was Seattle's annual hydroplane races. Karl] Reino F.