Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Originally Posted by bowlesj
Man, that's cheating using that drogue
Still, a very cool stunt though. Thanks for the link.
You have to use a drogue chute, point a Cessna at the ground, even with the engine off, and it will rapidly accellerate way beyond the max test speed, and start tearing things off it. Like wings.
This stunt is not new, I have seen it done on TV at least three times in the past several years. First time I think it was in Europe, and a Pilatus plane was used. Still a rather crazy thing to do though. Miss, and go into that windmilling prop..........................................!
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