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I think they knew it was there. The were doing that manuever (sp?) similar that they do in a cargo jet that creates weightlessness for astronauts. More or less a humpback pattern throughout the sky, as I understand it.

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I would've liked to see the dog barf on the pilot for his "efforts" :)

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You basically fly the top of a parabola. Pull up gently until close to stall speed, push over gently until reaching Vno. You can get about 5-7 seconds of real light or near zero g. It's a hoot. Normal carburated planes sputter after a couple seconds. This one looks like a fuel injected 172 if I had to guess.

I worked as a CFI (Instructor) at a school to remain nameless..."Harvard of the Sky". Anyway, this was a standard manuv for "discovery flights" and we used to "practice" floating M&M's back to the rear seat guys, or seeing if you could hold the "zero g" until the engine started to sputter. Mostly dumb sh!t kind stuff you do when the boss isn't around.

It always made me wonder what REALLY crazy sh1t the students would do when (IF!!!) I'd sign them off to go solo. :huh:

I never floated a dog though. Wish I'd a thoughta that. <_<

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If they're doing loops, they're pretty damned egg shaped.

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I was more concerned by the guy's eyes looking like they were rolling back into his head. :rolleyes::blink:

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That is kinda cruel to the dog. They had to know it was back there. The plane isn't that big. Funny though. TXAG

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no, it's not a loop. Those are pretty much stable at one + g, and the dog wouldn't float. Watch the sunlight.

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