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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
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2012-11-06 01:20:10 PM  
3 votes:

Fribble: Do a barrel roll [Tex Johnson B707] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra_khhzuFlE

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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 vote:
Can we see them try this on MythBusters?
2012-11-06 02:24:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 vote:

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 vote:
What? Now flying inverted is hard or something?

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

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