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User currently offlineCaptjetblast From Argentina, joined Aug 2001, 289 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

I've heard that someone made an inverted flight demonstration over Seattle, on a 707 or dash 80, years ago. And I guess I've seen a pict of it.

Was it a special plane or did its normal configuration allow such maneuvers?

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User currently offlineFDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2062 times:

The Dash 80, flown by Tex Johnston. Boeing management was furious, but "Tex" explained that it was a harmless 1 G manuever which posed no danger to the aircraft.

You're only as good as your last departure.
User currently offlineRadarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1311 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 2053 times:

Are there any photos available on the web?

User currently offline747Teach From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 2051 times:

Captjetblast: FDXmech has it right. "Tex" Johnson, possibly one of the world's great test pilots, performed his acrobatic feat on Aug. 7th, 1955, above a crowd of thousands at the Seafair hydroplane course on Lake Washington. If I remember correctly, he did one roll on one pass, did a 180, and did a second roll on the return pass. Tex Johnson is a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame. To read about his life, the Smithsonian Institution Press has a biography by Charles Barton. Regards,

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30414 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

There is a shot somewhere on This page.

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