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Any videos of helicopters in formation with planes?

Old 7th Aug 2017, 03:17
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Any videos of helicopters in formation with planes?

There's a great scene in the film Air America of a Huey in formation with a plane (might be a Turbo Porter, from memory).

I've been trying to find some videos of helicopters flying next to planes just for my own pleasure and can't find anything at all!

I was wondering if anyone has anything they can share? Seems so rare.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 05:24
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Something like this one?

https://youtu.be/NvLy6vND50E



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Old 7th Aug 2017, 08:41
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NPAS had a three rotary and one fixed wing flypast over London for National Police Memorial Day last September.
http://www.npas.police.uk/news/natio...ly-past-nati-0

With all those cameras up there, I'd expect there to be some more footage around somewhere ......












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Old 7th Aug 2017, 08:59
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I flew a gazelle in formation with a Catalina once! (At least I thought it was a formation, the Cat pilot and the resulting photographs indicate that at least we were in the same ATZ )
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 09:48
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Have a look at Coulson aviation.
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I flew in very close formation with a C130 a few times, in fact "plugged in" for air to air refuelling. I didn't have any spare capacity to take pictures (but photos wouldn't come out because it was dark anyway).

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Old 7th Aug 2017, 10:48
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Historic Army Aircraft Flight are on the display circuit as a RW/FW show. They normally transit around the country in formation.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 11:03
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I don't think the fixed wing guy made it easy for the rotaries to formate on him/her in this vid



Bit better in this one ...

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Old 7th Aug 2017, 11:57
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Something like this one?

https://youtu.be/NvLy6vND50E

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Shot from the back of a Noratlas, didn't know any were still airworthy! Nice...
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Shot from the back of a Noratlas, didn't know any were still airworthy! Nice...
Its the only one! S/N 105 (F-AZVM) , regained airworthiness 1995.

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Probably the only pair of Bristol Hercules still flying.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 15:02
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Not something you see every day - yet!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfkDfDhJ_JA


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Old 7th Aug 2017, 18:49
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Harvard & JetRanger formo. Wakkerstroom, South Africa circa 2001.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 19:37
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OK, not a video, but worthy of mention
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 20:39
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Did some for the BBC once. Hot formation on Ju52 when it was being flown from Spain to the UK. (Now in SA, I believe). The same time Ray Hanna flying a Spitfire in formation on the 52 and then my Puma.

They should still have the footage

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Old 8th Aug 2017, 05:56
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Thanks for sharing those everyone, pretty cool to watch.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 11:15
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My late Father in law had a still of me in a '47 G5 VH-BHM, just finishing my gig as Barry Hemple came by on his take off roll in his MiG 15 at the Cairns airshow in '92 celebrating the 50 th anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea. I didn't know that the tower radio was live to the spectators, so my comment, "Sorry there Barry couldn't quite up with you." as we both pulled up together drew a bit of hilarity. It would have made a cool video shot, but there you go. I had managed to stay with him for about four seconds.

Another time a friend of mine and I had planned to do a short bit of formation flying with the fastest G5 we had at VRD and he in his F 18 as they can fly quite slowly, but unfortunately he departed before time.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 15:25
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Sadly a Falklands combo of Sea King plus Herc never made it onto video - the Sea King crew were all too busy pedalling hard to wield a camera, while the Herc crew couldn't manage to hold a camera steady, what with all the buffet-nibbling...
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 18:25
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There's a photograph at Aldergrove of a Phantom with two Pumas in Vic formation. They could only do it when the Tomb was on it's last flight as a Navy aircraft as when the Maintenance Unit converted it to RAF spec it was too heavy to fly that slow.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 21:19
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If nobody else wants to post it, I will.
About the tightest formation you will find for their size!!



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