will
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Quiz time......

Sun Mar 14, 1999 12:51 am

G'day All..
Here's an easy one for you all.....
What was the first airliner to "officially" exceed Mach 1.

Answer posted in 24 hrs...

See yah...

Will...
 
flyf15
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RE: Quiz time......

Sun Mar 14, 1999 1:34 am

I belive a DC-8... I'll check my books when I can later today.
 
Guest

RE: Quiz time......

Sun Mar 14, 1999 1:51 am

Just a guess,TU-144

jan
 
JETPILOT
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RE: Quiz time......

Sun Mar 14, 1999 2:07 am

The mighty DC8. Good job flyf15.
 
will
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RE: You blokes are too good.. :-)

Sun Mar 14, 1999 2:32 am

G'day...
Fly f15 and jetpilot win it....lt's the good old legendary DC-8...
l'm going have to work harder at this....:-)

See yah...

Will...
 
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RE: You blokes are too good.. :-)

Sun Mar 14, 1999 4:05 am

The 737 also managed to break the old sound barrier. Not on a very happy occaision though. It was the Silk Air that did a power dive and that subsequently crashed in Sumatra.

I would be interested to know more about this DC-8 that broke the sound barrier. On what kind of occaision did this happen and what was the result ? Must have been some interesting mach buffet I should think. Any more info, Will ?
 
BryanG
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RE: You blokes are too good.. :-)

Sun Mar 14, 1999 4:18 am

There was also a 727 that was involved in an uncommanded unilateral slat deployment over Michigan sometie during the '60s I beleive. It took a nose dive and fell about 30,000 feet before the pilots recovered. It likely broke the sound barrier on its way down - but survived.

Also, I heard a rumor that the P-38 might have been the first aircraft to break the sound barrier, not the X-1. During terminal-velocity dive tests for the plane, one pilot pushed teh envelope a little too much and lost control. He recovered, but the speedometer was stuck at a speed that would have been above Mach 1 for the altitude where he lost it. But nobody knows for sure so Yeager still has the definite credit.
 
L-188
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Will I had the same problem

Sun Mar 14, 1999 5:18 am

I had the same problem when I put up that question about the AVRO C.102 Jetliner. Nobody took the bait and tried to claim that Boeing was the first company in North America to fly a jet airliner prototype.

These guys are good.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
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RE: Quiz time......

Sun Mar 14, 1999 5:53 pm

A Canadian Pacific DC-8???