C.Laughton From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 2955 times:
There is a great photo taken through the cockpit window by the Flight Engineer of a B-707, inverted, doing a barrel roll on its maiden test flight. Anyone know where I can get a copy suitable for framing?
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11492 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 2852 times:
The only thing I know is that there´s a book with this picture on the title. Check amazon or so to find out. Actually this picture was not taken out of a B707-window. Its the "Dash 80"-Prototype (somehow its the very first 707, yes, but its not designated so and its a smaller aircraft).
Delta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2831 times:
It was not on the maiden flight. They were performing for an airshow. Tex Johnson (sp?) was at the controls. It was not a planned, he just did it! He was told to never do it again. It was the Dash 80 and not the 707, and yes, there is a difference! I have never seen the picture taken by the second officer while it was doing it. I saw a video of it, and It was amazing!