ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3915 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5321 times:
Great pictures, all. But ever since I saw that United DC-10 flying underneath the Golden Gate Bridge--and ever since I learned to use Adobe Photoshop--I always take 'awesome' pictures with a grain of salt. Perspective, too, plays a role in make something seem more than it really is. Of this group, the picture that DID make me go 'Wow!' was the Ethiopian (?) 707 with gear up, barely three feet above the runway...and with a crowd of people standing around watching!
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 37 Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5005 times:
Thanks for that memory...I can still see those old CV880's taking off out of MIA, looking like they had a fireman on board stoking the coal! Ahhh, the glory days of aviation when all of these planes belched black smoke and tons of half-burnt kerosene. Get's my blood pumping just thinking of that smell!
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DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4992 times:
During the Arab-Israeli war in 1967 IAF Mirages and F4 Phantoms flew supersonically at under 100 ft AGL They claim all the glass windows in the vicinity shattered. That's what you call low flying- over Mach 1 at 50ft, can you imagine the sound of that.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56 Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4900 times:
For the record, that Eurowings A319 was NOT taken with a telephoto lens. The perspective would have been very different with one. It must be taken with a wide angle lens and the camera must've been very close to the rotation point.
Regarding the accusations that some of the pictures are fake, let me tell you this....
I have a friend in the military who served as a Mirage 5 mecanic for 15 years. The lowest pass he ever saw during a squadron exchange was a Buccaneer at around 3 feet, not over the runway....there you can go lower
During the unfortunately 'good old days' pilots regularly made all kinds of weird bets: the homebase of the Mirage 5 was Bierset, with a runway that was slightly up in the middle. One of the guys made once a pass this low that he hit the tarmac with his two outboard tanks ( and luckely recovered )....passes of three feet were absolutely no exception!
So I would say that the Jaguar and Hercules photo are very real.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4829 times:
WOW, Amazing photos. Is that a BMW under the Piper Arrow???
That picture is a from a TV show, but apparently it was a recreation of a realworld event.
The aircraft had a landing gear failure and someone at the airport decided to try and yank out the wheel while the aircraft was overflying the runway.
They succeeded too, on the second pass I believe.
The people involved got a decoration (though the FAA tried to pull their licenses I believe for irresponsible actions).
Aviator100 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4647 times:
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This was a usual height for F-104's passing over or near the crowd of spotters at the Spotters Days at Volkel (EHVK) in the Eighties, but sometimes they did even get lower! Quite exiting that was for us spotters! And it provided us with unique photo possibilities too!
Somebody at Air Europa advised us of the arrival and the Captain intention to do the flypast, so we were waiting for the flight direct from Boeing field.
So, right on time, we heard Air Europa 001 calling Palma Approach and, after the first contact, they asked to do two low passes over the Globalia facilities at Lluchmajor (about 8 km from the airport) and two more over 24R.
After the Globalia overflight, the conversation between the ATC (A woman, that morning) and AEA001 was (I'm translating from Spanish, except the self explaining last sentence):
ATC:Air Europa 001, so you are going to make two low passes over 24R?
ATC: And could you tell me at which height will you perform them?
AEA001: Bajo, señorita, MUY bajo!
What happened next, apart from what is seen in the photo, was an spectacular climb over 06L threshold. I should have video taped one of the two passes, as they were incredibly similar in its execution