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Can an airplane roll 360° in the air?

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The short answer is yes, most if not all airplanes are capable of performing 360° rolls contingent on having enough height and several other factors. Some planes are designed to perform these and other stunts while other planes are designed for stability and transportation. However even these planes can perform a 360° roll. On august 6th, 1955 Alvin M. “Tex” Johnston rolled the Model 367–80 prototype of the 707 airliner in a test flight over Lake Washington, twice. 

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