One awesome, jaw-dropping, wingtip-dipping low-altitude flyover at a time! This was the scene at the RBC Heritage Classic this Saturday at Harbor Town GL, in Hilton Head.
As you may know, Boeing builds these mighty machines in the Palmetto State. So why not show them off, in conjunction with their sponsorship of the PGA Tour?
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 16, 2016
— RBC Heritage (@RBC_Heritage) April 16, 2016
Sounds kinda like my Toro Groundsmaster, with a few more zeroes. Glad I’m not the only sucker who’s upside down!
Of course, the best ever test flight stunt came from one Tex Johnston over Seattle. Boeing had just rolled out their 707, in an age where prop commercial planes still ruled.
Johnston didn’t tell anybody but his co-pilot and flight engineer before hand, and then promptly did a freakin’ BARRELL ROLL for the assembled media and industry observers!
When chewed out the next day by his bosses at Boeing who demanded to know what the HELL he was doing… Johnson just calmly replied: “Selling airplanes….”