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(Popular Mechanics)   In the new movie Flight, the pilot turns his airliner upside down to save it from an uncontrolled descent. Is that really possible? Here comes the aeronautical science   (popularmechanics.com) divider line 12
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2012-11-06 01:20:10 PM
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Fribble: Do a barrel roll [Tex Johnson B707] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra_khhzuFlE


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FTFY

Also, you know that when that guy landed on the Hudson, the plane did most of it for him, right?
2012-11-06 12:06:19 PM
2 votes:

farbekrieg: Do the needful: I flew inverted once over Macho Grande.

Over macho grande?


I'll never get over Macho Grande.
2012-11-06 11:37:10 AM
2 votes:
I flew inverted once over Macho Grande.
2012-11-06 03:18:26 PM
1 votes:
Can we see them try this on MythBusters?
2012-11-06 02:24:19 PM
1 votes:

Ambitwistor: Ok, but what maneuver is appropriate to evade the leap of a Mega Shark?

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Trick question. It is impossible to evade the leap of a Mega Shark.
2012-11-06 11:32:56 AM
1 votes:

Charlie Freak: I used to fly inverted while shooting instrument approaches in the sim. My instructor called me a smartass.


Was that in your T-16?
2012-11-06 11:09:06 AM
1 votes:
What? Now flying inverted is hard or something?

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2012-11-06 10:34:08 AM
1 votes:
It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.
2012-11-06 10:18:53 AM
1 votes:
Flying an aircraft that size upside down has to be tough. It's a different situation altogether.
2012-11-06 08:16:59 AM
1 votes:
Why was it going down in the first place? Did somebody deflate the autopilot again?
2012-11-06 07:54:31 AM
1 votes:
Pretty sure that would void the warranty.
2012-11-06 07:35:15 AM
1 votes:
Forget all that. Whip? WHIP? How many are going to now say that with an emphasise on the h

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mnAC5KWvJc
 
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