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Old 6th Nov 2015, 20:18
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Real manual flying. Amazing 'interception'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFCQJ5sYGtI


Considering all the discussion about computers v human pilots: and the debates about lack of real flying skills, this will blow your mind. Rolling a Vulcan? What would the CAA do about this? Way to go, man. I suspect the A380 was flown on AP the whole time and the only sensors the jet boys had were Mk.1 eyeball. Check out further YouTube videos and Dream! I thought base jumpers were nuts; then I thought wing-suiters were nuts. What's next; and I fly paragliders & aerobatics. Total cissy.
Hats off guys for a breath-taking stunning feat of true airmanship.
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 20:34
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Amazing (and very French for the Swiss man Rossier ) !

I'm woundering how SLOW the A380 was flying (you'll catch a glimpse of the flaps in a corner of the screen) and if one would achieve such a slow path with such a big bird without a software behind. Just asking
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I suppose they were mindful of the terrible consequences that an encounter with wake vortices would bring. Interesting, amazing, daring, even skilled, and I think unnecessarily reckless.
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 20:40
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and I think unnecessarily reckless.
Ah, the delights of a world without risk.

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"Ah, the delights of a world without risk."

I get it. But "Darwin Awards" are well-earned, too. A few such risks were well demonstrated by the victory of granite over flesh.

Might be worth balancing costs and benefits.
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 20:50
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Unnecessary for sure, unless Dubai and Emirates desperately need advertising, which I don't believe.
Reckless I'm not sure. There must have been a tremendous deal of preparation, calculations, tests and trials before they called a video crew on rotor blades to add to the difficulty of such a sky ballet.
And don't be fooled by the pictures: on a number of sequences you can easely check that the flying zombies are quite apart from the Big Bus flight path.

PS: interestingly the video does not give a single hint to the ATC people who certainly had their word to say on this occasion

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Old 6th Nov 2015, 20:54
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Fantastic!
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 20:56
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Thumbs up

Amazing.....
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Unconvincing syrup (of figs)

That South African's wig is fooling nobody. I doubt it would stay in place in a strong breeze.
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 20:58
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Kudos to everyone involved!
Just a wonderful piece of work, crafted to inspire kids and to highlight Dubai as an Arab multicultural society that flourishes while embracing the modern.
It may have been a stunt, but it was splendidly well done.
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 21:05
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Great bit of flying.

As far as risk goes, I think I would rather have been on board one of the aircraft in the shoot than a lo-co flight with the crew on the (delayed) 5th rotation of the day, after six days at work, doing a NPA onto a contaminated runway with an aircraft carrying multiple ADDs. But that doesn’t appear unsafe to the general public...
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Reckless? I think not. It appears to have been thoroughly well planned, carefully briefed and accurately flown.

Without calculated risk, we would still be shuffling around on our knuckles.
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 21:19
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@ 0'44" in the video Have you seen that wing ? At this height ? In that configuration ?

I mean the wing of the Bus

Nine job, chaps

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Speccy, although I wouldn't be getting too close to those wingtips, if I were them...

Would we have heard about it if a splat had occurred?
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I suppose they were mindful of the terrible consequences that an encounter with wake vortices would bring. Interesting, amazing, daring, even skilled, and I think unnecessarily reckless.
Every aviator is aware of what tangling with vortices implies. Why do you think ATC ensure landing aircraft have a defined spacing? On your premise that would be "unnecessarily reckless", especially since there are encounters from time to time. Could be fixed by banning all aircraft from landing of course.

I think that the three months they took in planning and briefing this exercise (by professionals) were fully aware of the risks and what was needed to ameliorate those risks.
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Old 7th Nov 2015, 00:44
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C'mon Megan, flying a multi-ton airliner 5 miles behind another is hardly similar to a man-sized jetpack metres from the wingtip...
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First wingsuit landing

A phenomenal performance, maybe the first free flight of a human being.

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Interesting, amazing, daring, even skilled, and I think unnecessarily reckless.

To he who dares new worlds will be discovered, new horizons found, boundaries stretched, new paths walked. Stagnation is the beginning of the end.
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Might be worth balancing costs and benefits.
Very true, however it might also be considered that what is worth the risk is worth the risk.

The benefit to the guys flying the 'wing' is the fantastic thrill of what they are doing against the zero risk to anyone else but themselves.

Good luck to them and may they continue against the whims of the ''elf and safety' mafia.
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Behind the scenes

A lot of prep went into it:


http://youtu.be/dFCQJ5sYGtI

This vid is more interesting than the released one!
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