REALLY Low Flying (Video)

Awesome video clips of military aircraft flying far too low for comfort.

5 Responses to REALLY Low Flying (Video)

  1. Vincent, from Plasti September 13, 2009 at 07:15 #

    Nice video…

    If you look at a French VFR chart, you'll see lot of restricted / danger areas looking like corridors. They are used for low flying and entering them when active sounds like a very bad idea.

    The description text includes something like "even if the pilot sees another aircraft, there is not enough time to allow for an avoidance maneuver". Glups.

  2. Sylvia September 15, 2009 at 12:04 #

    Jeez. I'm torn between "Awesome!" and "OMG!"I can't believe he flew upside down under a bridge!!!

    I was flying on the Scottish coast at 2,400 feet when a military jet sped under me. Definitely, by the time I saw him it was way too late to do anything about it.

    • Matthew Stibbe September 15, 2009 at 12:27 #

      Military jets are a big issue in Scotland and northern England. They move so fast and fly so low that it can be very alarming. I've had a couple of encounters – luckily all operating on a radar service so separation was assured but seeing two Tornados thunder past you always has a bit of shock and awe!

  3. Pat Flannigan September 17, 2009 at 06:05 #

    On the one hand: AWESOME!!!

    But on the other, I am reminded of the great Bob Hoover's statement: "it's not about how close to the ground you can get, it's about how precisely you can fly the airplane"

  4. john March 19, 2010 at 14:04 #

    …And then there was that squaddie who got his head chopped off by a Hercs propeller when he stood on top of the lorry while the RAF was showing off…. Did not do the pilot's career much good either.

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