found this on you tube.... i was shocked to see the part when the jets are around the 346 with those huge contrails coming out.... anyone seen this before? what were they doing? its obviously some sort of display, but where was it and which countries took part in it?
And does anyone else have more footage of the demo?
I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7775 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10131 times:
According to what I read on the link you provided, it was a public display of the Indian Air Force showing off their newer Mirage 2000s. The scene with the A346 (really nicely done, btw) was most guaranteed to have been planned and not just a random event.
BOACVC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9652 times:
Quoting Francoflier (Reply 5): This clip comes from a french movie called 'Les chevaliers du ciel'
I actually saw the movie a few months ago, on SQ I believe as a foreign film, and it is GOOD. For a.netters, put this on your must-see list, the story line is very good, the action sequences believable (ok, 0.99 believable!) and if you care to look at the following trailer, Available on the film website here, the cinematography and actors are something to look at. Does anyone know where it can be ordered in the US as a DVD ?
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9613 times:
I have this movie on DVD, called Sky Fighters in English. I think the shots are fantastic. All footage of the aircraft is real, no badly mounted computer sequences, models or anything like that. It is probably the most realistic aviation movie I've ever seen with regards to the actual cinematography. And the story line is quite good as well.
707lvr From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9565 times:
Consider this for a moment. Great video, but can you think of any reason for apparent formation flying with a civilian 340 other than to mask evidence of the approach of the fighters? Not a novel idea, but maybe not the best one to put in the minds of pax either.
Yul777 From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8865 times:
As a few of you have already written, these are all sequences taken from Les Chevalier de Ciel, but they are not in order and you don't have all that ''obvious'' advertising for Airbus in the movie (I think thew A340 has no livery in the movie so only aviation enthusiast could recognize it). The scene with the A340 was planned, you can see it in the preview. To make a long story short, a Mirage 2000 was stolen from the Farnborough Air Show was simply hiding underneath the A340 so it couldn't be seen by radar. The acting is ok, not the best I've seen but certainly not the worst. In air scenes are really good though. I would recommend it to every aviation enthusiast like us.
Quoting BOACVC10 (Reply 6): Does anyone know where it can be ordered in the US as a DVD ?
As Laxintl said, you can order it from Amazon (as I did myself) but make sure you have English Language on it as I've heard that few DVD of this movie only contains the original language (French).
TommyBP251b From Germany, joined Apr 2006, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8649 times:
Quoting Yul777 (Reply 12): I think thew A340 has no livery in the movie so only aviation enthusiast could recognize it)
The first tanker was a 707. Then there was the AIRBUS A346 and the last plane I am not sure if this was an A346. Check the movie at 2:21 min. It looks like a 707 too for me. It would be new for me that A340 has this pods under the wings and it has no winglets. And it looks too small for an A346.
It more looks like this bird from Singapore Airforce
Jcded From Switzerland, joined Jan 2004, 213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8169 times:
It was a 707 refueller, the French AF has a few, it was in the movie when they are flying over the Med to go to Africa in a cannonball (see the movie) and again in formation flight approaching Paris.
The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.
You should think long and hard. Now this is just sick...
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
YUL777 From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7140 times:
Quoting TommyBP251b (Reply 13): It would be new for me that A340 has this pods under the wings and it has no winglets.
I was only reffering to the A340 which the stolen Mirage 2000 was hiding under. I was just wondering if it had any livery or not in the movie. Although, thanks for sharing the information on the tanker as I am not to familiar with these.
Blackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6869 times:
In the USA, if not elsewhere, commercial aircraft thought to be held by terrorists will be escoted until landing so as not to be crashed into buildings and national landmarks. If they stray they will be shot down or forced to crash land if necessary.
Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.