Swedish Military Pilot Under Investigation for Stunt

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  1. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    A swedish military pilot is under investigation after flying as low as 5 meters from the ground in 350 kilometers with a Hercules TP 84, the pilot a 50 year old experienced military pilot did the stunt after a military exercise at the military parachuters school outside Karlsborg in Sweden.
    The pilot said it was just a prank/joke and gave no other explenation, the head of the Swedish Air Force is considering if there will be issued any punishment towards the crew of the Hercules TP 84.

  2. Jack77

    Jack77 War Hero

    I don't know about the Swedes, but far from being a stunt, that sort of flying is a standard manoeuvre done by most air forces when dropping stores. Sounds like more journalistic sensationalism.
  3. Backpacker1uk

    Backpacker1uk War Hero

    So what is the problem!!
  4. They obviously havent seen some of the Helcs flying low through mid-wales on ops then. Kinell wheres my sick bag!!
  5. fly_past

    fly_past New member

    I was told I was flying low one day and was suitably embarressed!

    I was going commando and she was my teacher at school!
  6. Canaldrifter

    Canaldrifter New member

    Nothin' to it. He could've got another 2 ins lower.
  7. Backpacker1uk

    Backpacker1uk War Hero

    Remember watching the USN BLUE ANGELS Hornet display at RAF Finningley. Does Finningley still exist or is it now a housing estate??

  8. Bergen

    Bergen Supporter - ADC

    The RAF did it a bit more spectacularly in 1968 when one pilot did an unauthorised low-level flight over London and went under Tower Bridge.

    The Hawker Hunter Tower Bridge incident occurred 1968 - the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force.

    As a result of the emphasis on guided missiles over manned aircraft (originating from the 1957 Defence White Paper by then British Defence Minister, Duncan Sandys), the British aircraft industry had slipped into general decline in the 1960s. Furthermore, no appropriate aerial displays had been planned to mark the anniversary of the RAF's founding. Flight Lieutenant Alan Pollock, a flight commander in No. 1(F) Squadron RAF, decided to take the matter into his own hands. On 5 April 1968 he flew his Hawker Hunter (XF442) single-seater fighter over London at low level, and finally under the top span of Tower Bridge. Knowing that he was likely to be stripped of his flying status as a result of this display, he proceeded to "beat up" several airfields in inverted flight at an altitude of about 200 feet en route to his base at RAF West Raynham.

    Pollock was dismissed from the RAF with no chance of an appeal. His case was finally heard in 1982 and he was partially exonerated.
  9. timex

    timex Badgeman

  10. persona_non_grata

    persona_non_grata New member

    Sounds like a decent chap. Shame the bods at the MoD didn't (and don't) quite appreciate the quality of his flying skills. (Yes it was bloody dangerous but you don't know until you try, do you?)
  11. Oil_Slick

    Oil_Slick New member

  12. persona_non_grata

    persona_non_grata New member

    That's very low. Heck.
  13. Canaldrifter

    Canaldrifter New member

    It's hanging on a crane. He's airbrushed the cable out!
  14. Canaldrifter

    Canaldrifter New member

  15. Bergen

    Bergen Supporter - ADC

    And this is low:-

  16. Bergen

    Bergen Supporter - ADC

    As is this:-

  17. Bergen

    Bergen Supporter - ADC

    As is this:-

  18. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Must be fun being the Ivan in the rear seat.
  19. Bergen

    Bergen Supporter - ADC

    Until Ivan discovers that adrenaline is brown :thumright: :-

  20. Ships_Cat

    Ships_Cat War Hero

    Oi, Ivan. Flying. You're doing it wrong.

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