TIL I learned test pilot Alvin “Tex” Johnston did a barrel roll of a prototype Boeing 707 – unauthorized – in front of a crowd of 250,000 people at the 1955 Sea Fair hydroplane races. He flew the plane upside down, and then did a final barrel roll. He was not fired the next day, but it was close.

Read more: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/60-years-ago-the-famous-boeing-707-barrel-roll-over-lake-washington/

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