B-707 Inverted

Tue Nov 14, 2000 6:11 pm

There is a great photo taken through the cockpit window by the Flight Engineer of a B-707, inverted, doing a barrel roll on its maiden test flight. Anyone know where I can get a copy suitable for framing?

I'd appreciate the steer. Thanks.
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RE: B-707 Inverted

Tue Nov 14, 2000 7:54 pm

The only thing I know is that there´s a book with this picture on the title. Check amazon or so to find out. Actually this picture was not taken out of a B707-window. Its the "Dash 80"-Prototype (somehow its the very first 707, yes, but its not designated so and its a smaller aircraft).
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RE: B-707 Inverted

Wed Nov 22, 2000 1:12 pm


It was not on the maiden flight. They were performing for an airshow. Tex Johnson (sp?) was at the controls. It was not a planned, he just did it! He was told to never do it again. It was the Dash 80 and not the 707, and yes, there is a difference! I have never seen the picture taken by the second officer while it was doing it. I saw a video of it, and It was amazing!

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RE: B-707 Inverted

Tue Nov 28, 2000 10:56 pm

the book that had a reference to it (but do not recall a picture) was 'the making of the 747'

would love to see a picture of that, though

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