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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 08-08-2015 12:26 AM 806 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2015 12:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: boeing 707 debut barrel roll

Aug 7, 1955 http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/60-years-ago-the-famous-boeing-707-barrel-roll-over-lake-washington/?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=Newsline&utm_campaign=Newsline

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#1 posted 08-08-2015 08:26 AM

I’ll bet the passengers were a bit shaken! (Just kidding.)

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#2 posted 08-08-2015 11:32 AM

That is amazing. The B-52 was developed in the late 1940s and still in service today and is constantly being upgraded.

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#3 posted 08-08-2015 12:11 PM

That is amazing.

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#4 posted 08-08-2015 03:38 PM

That’s a great video. It’s mind boggling that it’s been 60 years.

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#5 posted 08-09-2015 03:08 PM

Great bit of American history.

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#6 posted 08-09-2015 03:22 PM

I’ve seen that on a tv show ,amazing .

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#7 posted 08-09-2015 05:34 PM

Bill Allen bet the company 2x; once on the 707 development and again on the 747. Too bad Tex Johnson never got to barrel roll a 747 ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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