Hat tip to David Cenciotti’s and his blog in Italy his for pointing out a short Gizmodo article that included two videos of a crazy flyover by an Argentine Air Force IA-63 Pampa pilot. In the videos, it looks like he flew his jet just one meter above the ground in front of a group of guys watching and filming the maneuver.
Certainly no one can argue with the skills of this particular pilot but nevertheless, this was a particularly dangerous stunt where something could have easily gone wrong. David Cenciotti himself wrote that the stunt was a sign of poor airmanship in the wake of the leader of the Blue Angels stepping down after a near crash.
Hence, any information that could identify the pilot was blacked out in the second video which was taken from the aircraft cockpit itself. No word on whether any disciplinary action was taken by the Argentine Air Force against the pilot for performing this stunt.
[…] have posted videos in the past of Argentine pilots doing crazy flyovers (see Crazy flyover by an Argentine Air Force IA-63 Pampa pilot video and Argentinean pilot videos: Showing bravery or plain stupidity?), but David Cenciotti of the […]