The question is, bearing in mind what the test pilot says about this and (let's say) you wouldn't get fired or worse, are there any real Jetliner pilots that would agree with him, i.e. a simple '1G maneuver'. and try this for a laugh with your co-pilot mates in a modern day jet (just supposing you could - and get away with it)?
Looking to hear from people like Slam and Philsquares on this, but those people who have not seen this before also like to hear what you think.
If this subject has been done before then sorry and delete.
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Brettdespain From United States of America, joined May 2005, 178 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2510 times:
There are stories told of empty airliners being rolled on ferry flights. But the old tale of "there are bold pilots and there are old pilots, but very few old and bold pilots" rings true here.
Yes, you can roll an airliner and yes it is a 1g maneuver. (One time in the simulator an air force instructor wanted to see if I could fly a KC-135 under the San Mateo Bridge, pull up into a Barrel roll and land on runway 28R at SFO without overshooting. I did it BTW.)
Aside from pure bragging rights after leaving your "board of inquiry pending job dismissal", why would you want to? Just ask Hoot Gibson about accidentally rolling a B-727 and the ensuing 20,000 foot supersonic recovery dive before you think of doing it at really high altitudes.