gh123
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Any Footage Of Concorde Doing A Barrel Roll?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:57 am

I think I remember reading that Air France rolled a Concorde.

1) Is this true?
2) Is there any footage or a link?

Thanks

G
 
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RE: Any Footage Of Concorde Doing A Barrel Roll?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:10 am

Quoting Gh123 (Thread starter):

First I have heard, although I think someone might have joked about it a few years ago, not sure though. Could Concorde hav survived a barrle roell?
 
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RE: Any Footage Of Concorde Doing A Barrel Roll?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:12 am

I do not think there is any footage, well I have never seen any, but yes it is true and how do I know, because a work colleague was a F/E on one of the flights. However I think it was the French test crews rather than "Air France" that did it

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RE: Any Footage Of Concorde Doing A Barrel Roll?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:13 am

Quoting VC10 (Reply 2):

Wow
 
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RE: Any Footage Of Concorde Doing A Barrel Roll?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:14 am

Quoting VC10 (Reply 2):
However I think it was the French test crews rather than "Air France" that did it.

Correct. The head French test pilot claims to have barrel-rolled one during her early days.

I figure if "Tex" Johnson could barrel-roll a 707...  Smile
 
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RE: Any Footage Of Concorde Doing A Barrel Roll?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:18 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 1):
Could Concorde hav survived a barrle roell?

It's a 1g manoeuvre. No technical reason why it couldn't be done but I'm sure a few armchair experts here would consider it dangerous, hence the reason airliners aren't rolled very often and never with fare-paying passengers on board.  Smile

There's some information here, within the discussion about loops:
Could The Concorde Do A Loop? (by Vio Oct 20 2006 in Tech Ops)
 
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RE: Any Footage Of Concorde Doing A Barrel Roll?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:20 am

Quoting David L (Reply 5):

Thanks, thats unbelievable lol
 
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RE: Any Footage Of Concorde Doing A Barrel Roll?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:35 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 6):
Thanks, thats unbelievable lol

The same applies to pretty much* any aircraft.

* Well, you never know.  Smile

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