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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2449 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7161 times:

What's the most spectacular low pass you ever seen? Share us your experiance, or paste some stunning pics!

Here are some great examples, enjoy!


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Photo © Marlo Plate - IBERIAN SPOTTERS



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BOTH props feathered . . . . thanks Bob Hoover!>




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Last but certainly not least, this one must be the best: screaming down the ramp!!:

http://www.aviationpics.de/preview/jag1.jpg


Best regards,
PW100



Immigration officer: "What's the purpose of your visit to the USA?" Spotter: "Shooting airliners with my Canon!"
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User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7052 times:

This BA VC-10 pic is a great low pass.


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Photo © Paul Robinson



Shamrock_747


User currently offlineBeefmoney From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1113 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6977 times:

Is that C-130 pic (herc1.jpg) real?!?!?

Good Lord, if I was standing there, I would have been huddled underneath the truck in the fetal position!  Wow!


User currently offlinePlane holland From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6922 times:

I have some 'serious' doubts about the reality of that Iberia landing.. If that truck would have been a hundred meters back it would be a crash/collision.

some people on this forum who have been there to confirm?

rgds, Plane Holland


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6923 times:

These pics are just amazing  Wow!  Wow!  Wow! Thanks for posting them!!!

Patrick


User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6898 times:

 Wow! Those pics are amazing!!!  Wow! Somehow the C130 pic looks fake, but still if it were, the pic is stunning  Big thumbs up

Christian


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6833 times:

That Iberia pic is real...great pictures!

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6401 times:


The IB pic was discussed intensively when it was added. The photographer and some people familiar with that spot participated. And of course it´s real.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6298 times:

That Eurowings A319 pic is also here on a.net.
Only 37.000 hits... what's so special about it...  Big thumbs up

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Photo © Christian Albrecht


Max


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5973 times:

lest we not forget N860DA's dramatic delivery pass over the world's busiest airport, as well  Big grin


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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5899 times:

How was that Eurowings pic taken anyways? The photographer must have been lying on the rwy for pete's sake!

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5850 times:

Mika, when I asked that sometime, the answers were mostly "with a powerful telephoto lens".


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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4110 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5857 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!

User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5765 times:

My instructor told me not to do that  Crying


WOW,  Wow! Amazing photos. Is that a BMW under the Piper Arrow???


DeltaASA16


User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5724 times:

Some are FAKE but the best pic will always be the Zimbabwe 707.

User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5596 times:

I'd say that last pic particularly looks faked - There's no heat trails coming off the engine....

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5563 times:


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Photo © Larry Pullen



Delta at IAH.



Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5541 times:

Jhooper,

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!  Smile

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5528 times:

During the Arab-Israeli war in 1967 IAF Mirages and F4 Phantoms flew supersonically at under 100 ft AGL  Wow! 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.

User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5436 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.

Remote triggering is the point here I think..

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5418 times:

I have to say I was present when the Vc10 did this:


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Something I shall remember for ever, one of the most amazing expierances I have seen and no tarmac anywhere just good old grass  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers

Paul


User currently offlineEricBelgium From Belgium, joined Mar 2003, 77 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5376 times:

Ahaa!

I can plug one of my own pictures here  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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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  Wink/being sarcastic

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.  Wow!

greetz, Eric


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5365 times:

WOW, Amazing photos. Is that a BMW under the Piper Arrow???


DeltaASA16


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).



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineAviator100 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5183 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!

(With thanks to Harry's Starfighter site for the picture.)

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User currently offlineTonimr From Spain, joined Jan 2001, 325 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5116 times:

No doubt, the most exciting fly past I experienced was in the delivery flight of the first Air Europa 737-800 with the new corporate image (the image pasted by PW100).


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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?
AEA001: Afirm
ATC: And could you tell me at which height will you perform them?
AEA001: Bajo, señorita, MUY bajo!  Smokin cool

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

I'll never forget that morning!

Two more:


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The Air Europa 767 wasn't too low but they waved with the wings all along the runway.

Sadly, it seems that the fly past tradition on delivery flights for brand new aircraft at PMI is begining to be lost.

Toni



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25 Post contains links and images 747 4-ever : Maybe not as outstanding as the other photos shown in this thread, but it's the coolest performance I've ever seen for real! View Large View MediumPho
26 Post contains links and images Fotodj : The right wingtip was 4-5 feet over the ground and he kept it going like that for half of the runway !!! View Large View MediumPhoto © Dariusz Je
27 FSPilot747 : This is a really neat post. Thanks for sharing it, PW100. I remember watching the show on that Piper with the stuck gear. Amazing group of folks they
28 Msh744 : I didn't get any pics, but I saw that F-86 at the Quonset Airshow last year, and that was just an amazing sight. (Quonset Air National Guard Base, Nor
29 Shawn Patrick : It's crazy how some of these have so few hits... I have boring pics that have more hits than some of these! Thanks for posting these, PW100. I myself
30 Post contains links and images PW100 : Found some more on http://www.steehouwer.com: http://www.airshowaction.com/oldbox1/017.jpg http://www.airshowaction.com/oldbox1/016.jpg http://www.air
31 Paulinbna : My dad has a story that when he was in the RAF there were on excersise and some jet fighters ( around mid 50's) thought it would be fun to buzz the te
32 Post contains links and images PW100 : Thank you all for the nice comments! It's great fun to search the database for these foto's. Since it's a very rainy day again here in the Netherlands
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