Re: HELP: attention aero nuts...

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Fri Apr 06 2001 - 15:02:54 MDT

Michael Lorrey wrote:

> I've got a dare from someone on a news group to come up with some
> reference that shows proof that a large aircraft (707 to 747 range) has
> successfully done a barrel roll at an airshow and not crashed.

Im surprised your contact would have any doubts that a large
aircraft could do such a maneuver. NASA's vomit comet is
an example of a large craft that can do a parabolic arc for 30 seconds
or longer. How many barrel rolls could it do in that time? On
an airliner I have experience roll rates I would estimate at least
half a radian per second, so NASAs plane should be able to
squeeze out 3 consecutive rolls. I suspect a skilled pilot could
roll a 747 without even causing the passengers inside too much
discomfort (assuming they didn't look out the windows).

Havent a clue where to go for documentation of that tho. spike

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