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B-1B Bomber Goes Inverted At Edwards AFB Air ShowOne particularly highlight at the air show stood out. A B-1B Bone went inverted and followed through with a roll after an airshow flyby as part of their routine. (avgeekery.com) More...
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I was there when Tex Johnson rolled the first 707 in a Fly by at the Gold Cup hydroplane race in Seattle in 1955. No pieces came off.
I remember kinda vividly in the '80 (I was young young)...my father worked at Rockwell. There was a big gathering of some sort and a video of the B1 was on a movie screen..heart beat sound pounding in the background, guys in astronaut suits walking to an airplane with the music from 2001: A Space Oddysey come in...it was every bit as cool as watching the Space Shuttle Columbia launch in 1981...you know, back when the United States had dreams of something more than rainbow unicorns.
Son of a %$&^%$. I missed the %^#$ air show this year! Edwards is a fantastic airshow and is held every other October (but it skipped a few due to COVID).
And there was no press release for this one until the day before the show! It said the gates to the base closed when they reached 50k attendees. Maybe another year!
This is not new news. They do this all the time, and have for decades. The B1 is a highly capable aircraft and so are the pilots.
I agree. Great planes need great pilots.