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zoinks_
03-26-2007, 05:53 AM
Alvin M. "Tex" Johnston shows off. 2nd link is 18 seconds and better quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ546BEps-M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IV9PZW1N9U

scottmal1
03-26-2007, 06:58 AM
Bet the passengers were'nt impressed!

p-11.cAce
03-26-2007, 07:18 AM
Done properly (as here) its a 1g maneuver...the plane just thinks its flying along normally. After the Comet disasters this was a sure fire way for Boeing to "show" the public that it built ### fine aircraft. Pretty ballzy thing to do though with the brass watching their new $$$$ prototype http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
http://www.707sim.com/images/texrole.jpg

Daiichidoku
03-26-2007, 08:18 AM
big deal....Milo Burcham(?) rolled and LOOPED a constellation once

Pirschjaeger
03-26-2007, 09:13 AM
Ha ha ha, not this topic again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

A few years ago this topic was brought up and the pilot's claim of his cup of coffee not spilling a drop was mentioned. I questioned the validity of the claim and was harshly flamed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The moral of the story is "Never question the validity of someone's hero". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Seriously though, it's too bad they weren't in a better position to film it but I guess it wasn't planned anyway.

omega_max
03-26-2007, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Ha ha ha, not this topic again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

A few years ago this topic was brought up and the pilot's claim of his cup of coffee not spilling a drop was mentioned. I questioned the validity of the claim and was harshly flamed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The moral of the story is "Never question the validity of someone's hero". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Seriously though, it's too bad they weren't in a better position to film it but I guess it wasn't planned anyway.

I don't know if it came up during that discussion but you might want to take a look at this:

http://digg.com/lbv.php?id=1134670&ord=1

Bob Hoover doing is pouring-ice-tea-while- rolling-stunt. Having only about 20 hours aerobatic time myself struggling to perform the basics I'm simply stunned http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Regards

omega_max (On HL as Stoff)

Spectre1968
03-26-2007, 01:42 PM
Bob Hoover

http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/006784.html

(bugger too late)

p-11.cAce
03-26-2007, 02:03 PM
Hover is the MAN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUVWHUR5OEI)

Nice little BBC doc clip of him and his Shrike routine.

ploughman
03-26-2007, 02:08 PM
OMFG! He poured iced tea into a cup whilst performing a roll. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

LStarosta
03-26-2007, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
OMFG! ... iced tea ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

The savagery!

DudeAbides82
03-26-2007, 03:19 PM
I could do that.

Warrington_Wolf
03-26-2007, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by DudeAbides82:
I could do that.
I can do that too, but I just don't want to http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif.

scottmal1
03-26-2007, 05:27 PM
My eyes have seen the glory of the sacred wonderkind
you took me behind a dis-used railway line
and said ' i know a place where we can go
where we are not known'
and then you gave me sonething that i won't forget too soon,
Hatful of Hollow is the best!

MEGILE
03-26-2007, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Spectre1968:
Bob Hoover

http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/006784.html

(bugger too late)

Hax

Bad luck pirsh, old chum.

Sergio_101
03-26-2007, 05:53 PM
Obviously those pilots were the best of the best.

Wow anyway!

Sergio

Pirschjaeger
03-26-2007, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
OMFG! He poured iced tea into a cup whilst performing a roll. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Missing info:

1)right wing snapped off causing the roll.

2)ice tea? There is always a golden liquid in the cockpit when a wing snaps off.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Waldo.Pepper
03-26-2007, 08:13 PM
Can't wait to see them do that with an A380!

What's that? Oh I guess we do live in a different time.

AVG_WarHawk
03-26-2007, 10:52 PM
Tex gotta good arse chew'n for that stunt.

altstiff
03-26-2007, 11:17 PM
Yeah I heard it was not part of the "Flyby" schedule and Mr.Boeing had his heart in his throat.

Pirschjaeger
03-27-2007, 07:49 AM
Originally posted by AVG_WarHawk:
Tex gotta good arse chew'n for that stunt.

I got a dvd with Tex doing an interview about it. He didn't receive much flak over it. However, he was asked not to do it again.

I think his boss was still in shock at that time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Worf101
03-27-2007, 08:36 AM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
OMFG! ... iced tea ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

The savagery! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bwah ha ha ha ha.... Best laugh all week.. Thanks!!!! Now to clean my monitor... AGAIN!!!!

Da Worfster

ploughman
03-27-2007, 11:27 AM
Made me laugh too, quite a bit.

Warrington_Wolf
03-27-2007, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by altstiff:
Yeah I heard it was not part of the "Flyby" schedule and Mr.Boeing had his heart in his throat.
Is there any videos (will settle for still pictures) of Mr Boeing's face when this stunt was done? I bet it was something like this http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif.