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Old 10-10-2006, 07:50 AM
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My favorite is a video of Boeing's chief test pilot Tex Johnson rolling a Boeing 707 about 500ft off the ground.

Unfortunately, large commercial aircraft do not undergo spin testing prior to certification. With the advent of more powerful computing languages, we can basically simulate spinning an airliner (Thank you MATLAB). Generally in engineering we like to take some experimental results to back up predicted results, but I think it is too dangerous to spin a Boeing 777.
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