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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 786 times:
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Is there a purpose to Touch and Goes or it is just a mark of pilots skill.

Also, it it possible for an airliner to do a barrel roll? Like a 747? I have loved airliners all my life ( as well as trains, but thats another story) so I have often wondered these things. Sorry though if I sound like a fool. Technical airplane stuff is not my trade. Thanks.






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User currently offlineStolport From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 766 times:

A prototype Boeing 707(or 367-80) in 1955 performed 2 barrel rolls-the first and last time this happened in an airliner.

User currently offlineKeithpilot From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 758 times:

touch and goes save alot of time during flight training. If each landing was to a full stop, then the pilot would have to taxi back to the approach end and re-enter the sequence of traffic. Since taxiing is one of the first things you learn and is relatively easy to master, they just concentrate on the takeoffs and landings.


Keith


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