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Hornet over Adelaide

Old 25th Feb 2020, 04:25
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Hornet over Adelaide

Bit of official RAAF fast jet porn for you lot - old mate poling it around the sky over Adelaide the other day (don't worry, no music).
Great vapour trails off the lerx as he pulls g - and amazing the way the airframe noise changes when he loads it up.
Good stuff.
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Old 25th Feb 2020, 07:30
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why would they want to wake up Adelaide from the sleep of a hundred years?
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Crikey - they did too!
Lots of posts on Faceplant about the sound of freedom - and nearly all positive too.
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Even when I was producing the "Sound of Freedom" myself, I thought it was a bit of a funny term. After all, the sound of an enemy fighter overhead is going to sound identical to the untrained ear, and then it definitely wouldn't be the sound of freedom...
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it dates back to the debut of the Phabulous Phantom, which generated a huge Sound of freedom. And of course it extended naturally to other loud American aiplanes.
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Actually it pre-dates that - goes back to SAC and the introduction of the B-47.... now THAT was SOUND
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He spends a lot of time fiddling with his bra-straps. Does the harness really need to be that loose?
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He spends a lot of time fiddling with his bra-straps. Does the harness really need to be that loose?
And the helmet strap...?
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The most impressive Hornet display I've ever seen, pulling some moves I'd never seen a Hornet do during a demo until I saw this video... SU-27/35? Pah!

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I didn’t know a Hornet could fly inverted for that long
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Good God! What could POSSIBLY go wrong!
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That was enjoyable to watch.
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He spends a lot of time fiddling with his bra-straps. Does the harness really need to be that loose?
It did look loose to me too. He initially tightened the straps at 8 seconds, before starting the positive G routine. He could have retightened it, instead of just repositioning? It looks to be a deliberate preference.

@Rhino power. Thanks for that video. The higher vantage point, looks a lot better than from the ground.
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@Rhino power. Thanks for that video. The higher vantage point, looks a lot better than from the ground.
Thanks, Rhino. From the cockpit.


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Thanks, Rhino. From the cockpit.


Great watching a pro at work
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