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    Default Does anyone know of a link to Tex Johnston's 707 barrel roll?

    I've heard about this a million times but have never seen as much as a single pic! I tried a few searches with no luck :-( If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Ron

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    Default RE: Does anyone know of a link to Tex Johnston's 707 barrel roll?

    No, but it was on the wings channel just the other day! They were also interviewing Tex! What a character!!!! I mean that in a good way!!:-lol

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    Default RE: Does anyone know of a link to Tex Johnston's 707 barrel roll?

    I'm dying for that channel but unfortunately it is not yet available in my area. Dammit! x(

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    Default RE: Does anyone know of a link to Tex Johnston's 707 barrel roll?

    It's indeed hard to find images. Found two links with some information and pictures of the wing of the plane during the roll:

    http://www.historylink.org/output.CFM?file_ID=390
    http://members.tripod.com/~red_ace1/b707.html

    Haven't found any ground pictures yet, though.

    https://www.flightsim.com/images/noimage.png
    Coffee, anyone?

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    Default RE: Does anyone know of a link to Tex Johnston's 707 barrel roll?

    That guy is awesome. There is a post about this topic in the screenshot forum as well, I will post it here if the clip is found.

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    Default RE: Does anyone know of a link to Tex Johnston's 707 barrel roll?

    Hi guys,
    Yes, that is a good clip that Wings channel showed. I believe he did 2 seperate rolls, one in each direction. I can't remember the event that was happening at the time, I think it was some kind of boat race (?) and the public was out with their cameras.
    Explained in the show, it was a "safe" 1 G maneuver, that "the airplane didn't even know it had rolled".
    Sometimes, you can order Video tapes of those programs, so I would check with them and see if that episode is available.
    Good luck, and take care!
    Gary Rabbitt

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    Default RE: Does anyone know of a link to Tex Johnston's 707 barrel roll?

    [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Jan-18-03 AT 10:31AM (EST)[/font][p]Ron,

    The only picture I've seen is in Tex's book called "Tex Johnston jet age test pilot" . There is picture taken from the cabin when the plane is inverted.
    I can strongly recommend that book, it contains a lot of interesting aviation history. ISBN 1-56098-013-3



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