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Mr Lexx
9th Aug 2006, 20:29
Apologies if this has been posted before, but bloomin heck, that is some engineering! (obviously the reconstruction is doctored, but the pics at the end aren't)

http://videosift.com/story.php?id=6429

Bern Oulli
9th Aug 2006, 20:56
Not only some engineering, but that was some flying. Respect to both pilot and manufacturer.

AcroChik
9th Aug 2006, 21:30
That's an aviator.

overstress
9th Aug 2006, 23:09
He did incredibly well to get it down, tear out the hook then stop it before the end.... :D

matt_hooks
9th Aug 2006, 23:28
I'm sorry but I'm reaching for the big yellow n black handle. A plane ain't meant to fly on one wing!

Serious kudos to the flyer tho, even if it is just a couple of big fans in a tube, the wings are fairly important in my opinion!

I guess when your thrust to weight looks that good you can kinda rely on the engines to keep you in the air! If you've ever seen a Lightning sit on its tail and hurl itself into the stratosphere at a frightening rate of knots I'm sure you'll understand that wings ain't the only thing that can provide lift component!

G-CPTN
9th Aug 2006, 23:51
Is that 'A4' an F100?

Capt. Queeg
10th Aug 2006, 09:11
That's an aviator.Yes, an outstanding job of landing a damaged ship.

But a pilot who managed to avoid the collision in the first place? Now that's an aviator. :p

LowNSlow
10th Aug 2006, 09:18
Matt Hooks but you can't land a Lightening when it's in a vertical climb :ok:

G-CPTN
10th Aug 2006, 09:34
Still reckon the 'A4' is an F100!

Mr Lexx
10th Aug 2006, 09:36
G-CPTN, the video footage is a mock up I believe, the only "actual" shots are the stills at the end.

I always thought those "migs" in top Gun looked funny as well.....:}

G-CPTN
10th Aug 2006, 09:52
Agreed, Mr Lexx, but couldn't they get shots of an A4? WHERE did they get footage of an F100? FLYING . . .

pedant mode off. :E :ok:

Mr Lexx
10th Aug 2006, 09:57
double post, the servers seem to be busy this morning for some reason.

antic81
10th Aug 2006, 10:06
If I remember correctly the pilot was ticked off and demoted for ignoring a direct order (to eject) but then was subsequently was promoted for saving what was left of the aircraft!

Great work!

Ant

OverTq
10th Aug 2006, 15:58
What's that old saying - 'a superior pilot is one who uses his superior judgement to avoid situations that may require the use of his superior skill'.