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Harley Quinn
22nd May 2012, 10:07
Sort of in answer to a post by Ridge Runner over on the Challenge thread I came across this 747, check out the Blue Angels tails obscuring the 747 at the end.

Frys 747 Low Flyover - YouTube (http://youtu.be/9hBTYEMkEV4)

Lightning Mate
22nd May 2012, 12:01
THIS is low.....


izod tester
22nd May 2012, 17:51
This lower:


(with acknowledgements to Flying Lawyer)

Lightning Mate
22nd May 2012, 18:02
Try it at 500 knots IAS with no gear!!!!

23rd May 2012, 10:35
If that was 500kts the pilot was out of his mind!

Lightning Mate
23rd May 2012, 10:46
Well mate, I know who it was and he isn't/wasn't.

I've seen eight feet on the radalt with the gear up, and the Jaguar was rock steady.

Ridge Runner
23rd May 2012, 11:10
I've seen eight feet on the radalt with the gear up, and the Jaguar was rock steady.

Was that just after take-off, David :) I reckon the Omani Jag was a PS'd image? .... :E


23rd May 2012, 11:24
I reckon the Omani Jag was a PS'd image? ...

Jaguar pilots in Oman were notorious for low level beat-ups.

Lightning Mate
23rd May 2012, 11:28
I reckon the Omani Jag was a PS'd image?

Not so Martin - it's genuine and happened all the time in SOAF.

The chap taking the photograph was briefed not to take it standing up.

Now get yer bum back to SC........

23rd May 2012, 11:32
And the Hunters.

About 1978 at Seeb, three of them flew between base ops and below the tails of the One-Elevens parked outside. IIRC the gap was about 150ft (paced it out) and they were in V formation. The One-Eleven tail is 25ft high.

Lightning Mate
23rd May 2012, 11:38
Yep - everyone did it.

The flying order book had about one page!!



Lightning Mate
23rd May 2012, 12:42
Just for you dixi:


Harley Quinn
23rd May 2012, 19:22
Jag moving dust (too dry for mud)

Jag (http://youtu.be/FhmwNUoF5AI)

Also RAFAT in '69-70 with sound by the Quo

Gnat (http://youtu.be/ljofhhdDGPo)

And can someone tell me how to embed videos please.

23rd May 2012, 20:00
There's plenty of low flying big planes on youtube, some of it real.

Look for B-52, Lt Col Holland, who finally pushed things too far with inevitable consequences.

I don't know if this one's real:

Unbelievable passenger jet stunt - YouTube

but if it is it's a bit dangerous!

Harley Quinn
23rd May 2012, 20:09
This is how they used to do it in a big 4 engined delta, and no, it's not a Vulcan (http://youtu.be/yFPgur_cUmA)

24th May 2012, 22:47
A little bit too low:



I liked these two:


These and more can be found here (http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/325/language/en-CA/Lower-than-a-Snakes-Belly-in-a-Wagon-Rut.aspx)

I guess that most people have seen this - if you haven't there's a wee bit of swearing at the end :ok:
Danger - Low Flying Aircraft - YouTube

Lightning Mate
26th May 2012, 09:11
The 5 Sqn. Lightning, by the way, is not over the runway - it's the taxiway at Akrotiri and was photographed by the SATCO from the tower.

26th May 2012, 13:45
LM, do you know the date (or year) that picture was taken?