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Tornado picture - wingtip a foot off the runway

Old 9th Apr 2015, 19:11
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Question Tornado picture - wingtip a foot off the runway

I have seen this fir the first time today and am curious about it. Does anyone have any gen?




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Old 9th Apr 2015, 19:12
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Italian I think. Looks like it anyway.
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Nah, metric, at least a metre.
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Old 9th Apr 2015, 19:28
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I have this gen...

...the photo you have posted is WAY TOO BIG four our pages. Therefore we cannot see your picture and our text is all buggered up and so small that we cannot read it.

Please reduce the picture size MASSIVELY, then we can carry one.
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Italian I think. Looks like it anyway.
Italians do it better.
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Can't be Italian: no hairs under wing roots.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo5NNEi9geQ
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The thing with low flying is that the best you can ever hope for is to equal the record.

An old and somewhat sensible QFI told me that one when I was in my youth and up for anything.
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Shark mouth markings suggest it is a Tornado ECR of 50 Stormo, 155 Gruppo, Aeronautica Militare.

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Old 9th Apr 2015, 20:30
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I have this gen...

...the photo you have posted is WAY TOO BIG four our pages. Therefore we cannot see your picture and our text is all buggered up and so small that we cannot read it.

Please reduce the picture size MASSIVELY, then we can carry one.
Fixed that for you. Do you not use an Apple 4K monitor then you cheapskate? ;-)


So it's genuine then. Looks bloody dangerous to me.

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Old 9th Apr 2015, 20:36
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Photoshopped
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Old 9th Apr 2015, 20:40
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I just wish the original suggestion was that the wingtip was disturbing the dirt - far more dramatic.
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Old 9th Apr 2015, 20:47
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Come on, a Tonka isn't very big - that's not much more than a foot or maybe two.

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Tornado picture - wingtip a foot off the runway

I don't care if it's a foot or a metre (my guess is about 4-5 feet personally) but whoever it is is a total pillock in my opinion.

I was taught how to fly at 100' in the Jaguar and I've never felt the urge to fly any lower (unless planning to land before anyone gets smart!).

I realise that makes me sound like a pompous old prat but life's too short to bugger around like that, especially in a two seat jet.

Finally, why does someone always say 'photoshop' on threads like this. Sadly I see nothing to suggest it is a fake.

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Old 9th Apr 2015, 20:58
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No, that's 6-8 feet off the runway.
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Photoshop - trust me Bob
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Jinda - you lie like cheap Changi watch!


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Old 9th Apr 2015, 22:30
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That wing has got to be about 15ft long. I would say there is less than 20% of the wing length distance between the runway and the tip. I know it's very difficult to judge these things when telephoto lenses are used etc. But still.


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Old 9th Apr 2015, 22:35
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When I first saw it, I thought it was this (watch around the 3 minute mark):


In this one the pilot doesn't roll as much bank on as the Italian jet, but still quite an impressive fly past!
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Never mind the distance - think of it in time, inertia and speed. That f*ckwit was a mere millisecond away from being an ex-f*ckwit.
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