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Saturday, August 18, 2018

There's No Way You're Gonna Do That... You'll Snap The Wings Right Off The Fusel..........





















10 comments:

  1. Not a loop; Wayne calls it a corkscrew maneuver.....BTW check out the 412th fighter wing's "Fly it like you stole it," patch and tee-shirt...post Seattle Q400 incident.

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  2. I've flown on a lot of C-130s, but I never knew they could do that.

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  3. Empty aircraft, light fuel load and an expert pilot. He was very gentle coming out of the inversion. Would definitely not want to do that with a loaded aircraft. Heck, after seeing what a Q400 can do, not surprising really ;-)

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  4. Some of those were pulling a lot more Gs than flying inverted.

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  5. Lo these many moons ago a jump pilot of my acquaintance, on a day when it was too windy to jump, took the owner of a Beech D18S out for a spin. The owner and pilot agreed that it was a good day to see what sort of aerobatics a Twin Beech could do, and proceeded to wring out the aircraft, starting over an uninhabited area. They did all sorts of things, snap rolls, loops, falling leaf spins, and had a grand time. Unfortunately, they forgot about the wind, which on that day, rather uncharacteristically for the area, blew them back over the local greasy spoon, at which, still more unfortunately, one of the local FAA GADO inspectors was just finishing lunch.

    The inspector drove to the local airport, watched the Beech land and taxi over to the FBO, and as the pilot exited the aircraft, complimented him on his skill. Then the roof fell in. It was a long time before that pilot flew again......

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  6. Nice gentle aileron roll, not a more abrupt barrel roll. Even a Boeing 707 can aileron roll.
    1955, Mr. Tex Johnson

    Wandering Neurons

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  7. The C-130J Super Hercules is a flying tank. Updated engines, props, and reinforcements to the structure make it a far better plane than the original C-130.

    BTW serial number 3 is still flying. It is assigned to the 165th Air Wing in Savannah GA.

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  8. Despite the dismissive comments by people who know a lot more than I do about planes and flying, it looked pretty cool to me. Considering the long lens that was employed to capture the video, the camera work was pretty good, too.

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  9. I would not want to be sitting on the passenger netting while that plane was doing that stuff. As far as I was concerned, just taking off, traveling, and landing in those things was more "excitement" than I am fond of.

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  10. My Boss's father looped one of the firt 747's.

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