View Full Version : There is low and then there is "low"

1st Oct 2018, 09:29
Ukrainian fighter doing a low pass,


EDIT/ Fighter/bomber

1st Oct 2018, 09:46

1st Oct 2018, 10:00
Yep, that's low.

2nd Oct 2018, 03:36
We all get to fly lower than that, on every flight in fact. It's called "landing". :E One exponent of the low flying art in an FJ said once you got VERY low and in ground effect you could nose down an appreciable amount without the jet actually doing anything, other than changing attitude a little.

2nd Oct 2018, 16:43
I'm afraid your friend was extracting the urine.

3rd Oct 2018, 07:43
dook, he is a straight up citizen and knew him before he took up flying, so wouldn't have thought it a bit of flannel. Since it was a delta wing type he was referring to I was thinking change in camber with elevon deflection and effect on Cl, AoA etc whilst maintaining the same lift. Specific to the delta, should have included the word earlier?

3rd Oct 2018, 10:07
I'm afraid your friend was extracting the urine.

There are several well documented cases where pilots have flown very low in certain aircraft and the ground effect made it almost impossible at the right speed to get any lower. Buccaneer was one such, over a calm sea at the right speed...