Old 06-11-2011, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Rockin Robbins View Post
Bob Hoover and his energy conservation air show routine. Sounds boring. But it was one of the most exciting displays of flying genius you've ever seen. All maneuvers were done at 1G. He routinely put a glass of water on the console and flew the whole thing without spilling a drop.

Bob Hoover is one of the most legendary military test pilots of all times and has lived through dozens of incident types that have killed more
mortal men.

While test flying the Boeing 707 he barrel rolled the thing at 1G on takeoff. The poor plane never knew the abuse it had suffered!
I think you mean Tex Johnson. Not to take away from Hoovers tea pouring maunder.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vHiYA6Dmws[/media]
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