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User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4704 times:

I found a few breath taking pics of low fly by Gulf Air's A330, A340 aircraft at the Bahrain Grand Prix which took place earlier in the year. It was more of a publicity stunt for Gulf Air as they were also the official sponsors of the event.

Those pilots must have been damn skilled to carry out stunts like that. Are there any other airlines which do a similar thing ?

http://www.motorsport.com/photos/f1/2005/bah/f1-2005-bah-xp-0807.jpg

http://www.motorsport.com/photos/f1/2005/bah/f1-2005-bah-xp-0822.jpg

http://www.motorsport.com/photos/f1/2005/bah/f1-2005-bah-xp-0821.jpg



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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8958 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4640 times:

It was just a fly by, no?

Cool pics though.

PPVRA



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User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4523 times:

I have heard that these aircraft were flown by Airbus training captains, and not ordinary GF line pilots....

User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4451 times:

It was to promote Gulf Air. Read it in Airliner World. hyper 


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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4878 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

SAA do flyovers and displays at sporting events and government functions quite often. The kind of thing often carried out by military metal here in Canada and the States.

YOWza



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4263 times:

Very nice fly-bys.

Love the Golden Falcon scheme...

Regards



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User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

Once I recall an Air NZ 747 doing a fly over during a rugby match in Wellington - quite interesting considering that B747s don't land at WLG airport (partially due to the short runway length). I realise this aircraft was probably empty with minimal fuel. I recall a UA pilot came under some criticism many years ago when fog closed AKL airport and he diverted his B747 to WLG instead of CHC - must have been a hair-raising experience for the passengers!

User currently offlineB6sea From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3876 times:

I don't mean to be a party crasher or anything but the first one looks like a fake to me...I'm just saying... not to be rude or anything just... looks more digital than the others

User currently offlineGARPD From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2649 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

There nothing remotely difficult about these "stunts".
Relatively simply flybys.

Now seeing the A340-600 taking off almost vertically, that's breathtaking.
OR watching a 757 perform maneuvers akin to a fighter... thats cool.

These flybys pictured are quite mundane IMO



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3325 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

SAA did a fly over at some event a few years ago.
Was a B744 in the middle with an A346 on either side IIRC.

Can anyone confirm the config and the event of this fly-by??


User currently offlineDC10BHX From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

I remember being at Biggin Hill a couple of years ago when the Das 707 Freighter and the DC10 freighter did fly-bys up and down the flight-line. I was in the Das hospitality area and no one knew the 707 was due in. The cheer that went up was beyond belief. Sad to think that we will not see that sight (under normal circumstances) again. Unless of course the USAF C135's keep flying.


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User currently offlineMilan320 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 869 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

Or who could forget that Eurowings A319 take-off vid that makes it's rounds around a.net once in a while:
http://www.flightlevel350.com/viewer.php?id=959
-Milan320



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User currently offlineCrogalski From United States of America, joined May 2005, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

http://www.motorsport.com/photos/f1/2005/bah/f1-2005-bah-xp-0807.jpg

this looks photoshoped to me, look at the tail, how the fins are infront of the beams, and then the wings, behind...



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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Check out this SAA 742!

User currently offlineDazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 580 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

Quoting Crogalski (Reply 12):
this looks photoshoped to me, look at the tail, how the fins are infront of the beams, and then the wings, behind...

Nothing personal against you, but why does always someone have to come up with such nonsense? banghead 

The fins are not in front of that one beam, if you compare it with the others and have at least a little bit of 3-dimensional imaginative power, you should be able to tell that that one beam ends just below the fin.

Having said that, I do not think that those pics are something extraordinary. The tower in front of the planes is pretty high and considering the zoom used while taking those pictures, the planes shouldn't be any lower then they are during flight shows or fly-bys.

It surely is a sight, though.

ciao
Daniel


User currently offlineEirjet From Ireland, joined Jul 2005, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2836 times:

The only flyby I had the pleasure of witnessing with my own eyes was in 2004.

I was at the Galway airshow and saw an Aer Arann ART-72 go nice and low over the bay...... what I wouldn't give to see an A340 or b747 do a flyby.

Eirjet



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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Quoting Eirjet (Reply 15):
what I wouldn't give to see an A340 or b747 do a flyby

Wish you were there?


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User currently offlineCrogalski From United States of America, joined May 2005, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Quoting Dazeflight (Reply 14):
Quoting Crogalski (Reply 12):
this looks photoshoped to me, look at the tail, how the fins are infront of the beams, and then the wings, behind...

Nothing personal against you, but why does always someone have to come up with such nonsense?

The fins are not in front of that one beam, if you compare it with the others and have at least a little bit of 3-dimensional imaginative power, you should be able to tell that that one beam ends just below the fin.

Because for some reason, that one on my first view of it, looked fake, I assume you are a photo expert.. what do you to say about the beam right behind eng #1, and the winglet.. the pilot felt like flying right through the middle of the beams? I can't really tell.. maybe you can..



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User currently offlineFlyMeToTheMoon From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 242 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Cool pix even though some of our friends here think that they are nothing spectacular. Personally, every flight is spectacular - a testimony to human ingenuity.

Anyways - on the topic of fake or not. Did a little research and guess what? They are not fake. Here is the link for the site where the pics come from.

Happy flying...

http://www.motorsport.com/photos/sel...005&D=&N=&E=Bahrain_GP/Sunday_race



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User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Those pics are 100% real. I saw the fly-by LIVE! They do it every year during the Grand Prix in April.
The aircraft are flown by GF pilots. In fact the A340 is flown by a Bahraini pilot who is by the way the Chief Pilot.

So please let us give GF crew some credit  checkmark 

KiloAlpha  Wink



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3890 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Quoting SV777KiloAlpha (Reply 19):
So please let us give GF crew some credit checkmark

Big cheer for the GF crew!

No seriously, I think it looks awesome! Probably a combination of the flypast, the livery and the weather!


User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

SAA are the best at it.

User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1867 times:

Quoting SV777KiloAlpha (Reply 19):
Those pics are 100% real. I saw the fly-by LIVE! They do it every year during the Grand Prix in April.
The aircraft are flown by GF pilots. In fact the A340 is flown by a Bahraini pilot who is by the way the Chief Pilot.

I second this. I was there too and it looked absolutely awesome. I admit that the photos do sensationalise it a bit further, however the aircraft did come low and everyone in the crowd were in awe. I agree with the recent comment re GF's livery - it is spectacular by interntional airline standards, and does help PR.


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