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Flight, the filmNot sure if anyone has seen the preview for Flight, the new film starring Denzel Washington as a mainline pilot under the influence and under duress during a crash. The aircraft is shown flying upside down. I say it is impossible for a passenger aircraft to do so. Anyone agrees? Disagrees? (www.paramount.com) More...
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Just going to leave this here. Boeing 707 roll by Test Pilot Tex Johnson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra_khhzuFlE
Yup real thing went to A&E school in Seattle back in the early 60s with the copilot on that flights son. His father came down one day and talked about the events leading up to the 707 doing a roll over the Seafair race corse. Chuck Lyford did the same thing around 70-72 in a Lear that he owned or flew for someone. He got his ticket pulled upon landing at Pane Field and ended up for a few years in S America flying for hire in Fighters. He and another fellow used to fly P51s at airshows in the early 60x also.Just FYI.
I know someone that rolled an AA 727 in the 80's, it was empty coming out of JFK or LGA, don't remember which. I'm sure older AA pilots know who it is...
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yeah i remember. not sure sure to admire him or punch him in the face.
U were at AA??? I thought u were NWA...
I notice one of the comments in the story itself mentioned that Airbus would lock a pilot out of such a manuever as it was outside the envelope. A law change would put you in control if you had time to make it, but with most upsets, you don't have that time. That said, upsets happen all the time but AF447 seem to be the last major crash so either they are not so bad, or the recovery is not outside the envelope. I guess the technology is much improved but the 707, while a sweet bird, would bite you in the butt in a hurry and could almost sense when you were relaxed an/or not paying close attention to her.