French looow flying...

Seadog

War Hero
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docrichard's link of the KC135 (if that's what it is) begs the question of the conspiracy nuts who say a plane can't fly that fast that low because of some aerodynamic effect so a plane didn't hit the Pentagon. That plane is going faster than take off speed. Then the fighter jocks are really shifting, really low!

Sorry, conspiracy kno88ers, my pet dislike. Seadog dismounts hobby horse and takes medication.
 

stumpy

War Hero
Nutty said:
Let us not forget the Dambusters did it at 60ft in the dark in a four engine heavy bomber whilst Eric was shooting at them having flown for 4 hours at 100 ft to get there.

Now that is scary

Nutty

Yes, but unfortuantly they were too busy to post it on youtube...
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Sam wrote
Of course they can fly fast and low, it's called ground effect.

I knew they could fly fast and low before any of the vids posted here and I'd heard the expression 'ground effect'. The Lynx film is impressive but ladies prefer fighter pilots. (So fighter pilots and ladies tell me).

Sam.


Are you American?
 

sulzer

Lantern Swinger
I have seen a very scary movie like these shot with a hand held camere in a Jaguar of the Omani AF. They fly though the wadis for about 15 minutes.

Years ago the French Nvy aerobatiic team vsited Culdrose for the Air Day. They flew something like a Folland Gnat with a butterfly tiail plane. I was watching a very hairy rehearsal when I noticed they where lining up on the hangar with open doors. Quickly had the door.shut!
 

sulzer

Lantern Swinger
have seen a very scary movie like these shot with a hand held camere in a Jaguar of the Omani AF. They fly though the wadis for about 15 minutes.

Years ago the French Nvy aerobatiic team vsited Culdrose for the Air Day. They flew something like a Folland Gnat with a butterfly tiail plane. I was watching a very hairy rehearsal when I noticed they where lining up on the hangar with open doors. Quickly had the door.shut!
 

Handler

War Hero
Might interest you to know that the pilot of that B52 had been the subject of critism in pushing that aircraft above and beyond its capabilities.
So much so he flew a B52 into the deck at an air show, killing all, after attempting the rediculous. Only trouble was --he took 3 other crew with him.
Cheers 'n' Beers
 

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