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Message: [Acro] Re: Aerobatics history question - Outside Loop

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From: Larry Lowe <webmaster at airspacemag.com>

Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 03:08:57 UTC


Message:

http://www.AirAndSpaceMagazine.com/asm/Airshow/GMAH/jimmy.html

http://www.aero-web.org/history/aviators/doolittl.htm

"Jimmy Doolittle flew the first complete Outside Loop in 1927—basically
a continuation of the Bunt, which was an outside half-loop from the top
first done by some English pilots in the early Twenties. The Brits
lacked the horsepower for the second half of the maneuver, and so they
just stopped, rolled out, and named it; an "I meant to do that" sort of
thing. But by 1927, the Twenties were Roaring, and Doolittle had all the
ponies needed to finish the loop—435 of them in his Curtis P-lB.


http://www.icasfoundation.org/hall_fame/1996/hf_howard.htm


                


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