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Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship :)  
User currently offlinekevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 9681 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq7V7NGq5m0&feature=player_embedded

Found this on one Russian aviation forum. The story behind this video is this:

Couple of Russian pilots on a contract work in Madagascar got bored (contract consisted of lychee fruit transportation). One day they asked ATC's permission to perform a flight at low altitude. Permission was granted and the result was filmed by one of the pilots. Truly breathtaking and risky. Enjoy!

P.S: the aircraft in the video is AN-12

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User currently offlineautothrust From Switzerland, joined Jun 2006, 1589 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 9553 times:

Amazing! Thanks for sharing

You can even see water drops from the sea.



“Faliure is not an option.”
User currently offlineabrown532 From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 9553 times:

Excellent choice of soundtrack

User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2814 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 9422 times:

Woohoo, who´d have thought Deep Purple & the AN12 would make such a great combo! Great video, they really did get super low & fast!

Nice one



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User currently offlineaviatorcraig From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2010, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 9408 times:

Wow! I wonder if this crew are identified, will they receive an invoice from their company for the value of the fuel used?   


707 727 Caravelle Comet Concorde Dash-7 DC-9 DC-10 One-Eleven Trident Tristar Tu-134 VC-10 Viscount plus boring stuff!
User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2295 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 8696 times:

Great video!


Sadly, it also tells a lot about deforestation in Madagascar...


By the way, I thought the thread was about this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3J5D7U6N3E 



David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 8606 times:

That one has been around for a few years, but it is still indescribably awesome. Whenever I watch it, it makes me want to go there with a bunch of friends and hire an An-12 for a 'Safari'.


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 8555 times:

I'd love to fly an old Antonov! Those things are like tanks! Great video(es)!


Go coogs! \n//
User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7490 times:

...kept waiting for the pelicans to strike.

User currently offlineTupolevtu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2178 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7362 times:

A birdstrike at that altitude and speed would hurt! Cool to hear the story behind it, I first saw this video years ago.


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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3060 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 5):
By the way, I thought the thread was about this video:

Or this one:

http://youtu.be/925MgqyU2NA



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User currently offlineCatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4871 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 10):
Or this one:

http://youtu.be/925MgqyU2NA

On this video, can some airline pilots on here chime in on this question? Is it OK to depart with contaminated wings like this if a deicing fluid has been applied underneath the contamination? So for example, let's say this plane had a de-icing/anti-icing fluid applied and then during the holdover period a snowfall occurred that led to contamination of the wings like in the video. Can you then depart assuming the treatment previously applied would lead to shedding the contaminant? Or are the wings supposed to be clear no matter.


User currently offlineAirlineCritic From Finland, joined Mar 2009, 699 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4188 times:

Great video!

Was Vodka involved?  


User currently offlinejetfixr757 From Jamaica, joined Jan 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4027 times:

You are not supposed to depart with ANY contamination on the wings, what they did was very wrong. Don't care who you fly for or what country you are in that is just plain stupid.
Jet
And yes i am a commercial pilot


User currently offlinebueb0g From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2010, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Quoting Catiii (Reply 11):
Can you then depart assuming the treatment previously applied would lead to shedding the contaminant?

The response to when I posted this (I think in Tech/Ops) was that, judging by the condition of the wings and the knowledge of the local icing conditions that the pilots would have been aware of, it was safe to take off, providing they were aware the wing was dry underneath and the snow would blow off during the roll.



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2295 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

Quoting Catiii (Reply 11):

Yes, as bueb0g said, this video has already been debated. If I remember correctly, the consensus was that de-icing is only needed when there is actually ice. You can take off with any amount of snow - it will be blown off the wing.

A layer of ice under the snow is a big no-no, though.


David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlinejollo From Italy, joined Aug 2011, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

Awesome. Something most of us will only experience flying X-plane...

Shame for the speeded-up sequences through the bombardier window: natural speed woud have been more that exciting enough... Anyway, it takes an ex-soviet a/c to shoot this kind of footage (and a couple of russian pilots, too, but I digress...)!


User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Ok guys, but no need to be Russian to do cool stuff in Africa... About this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbzwqIxt1q8



If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15715 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

Quoting kevin (Thread starter):
Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship

Crazy as that is, it's downright tame compared to Russian driving. The whole country is like a real life Grand Theft Auto game.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineCatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 15):
Yes, as bueb0g said, this video has already been debated. If I remember correctly, the consensus was that de-icing is only needed when there is actually ice. You can take off with any amount of snow - it will be blown off the wing.

A layer of ice under the snow is a big no-no, though.
Quoting bueb0g (Reply 14):
The response to when I posted this (I think in Tech/Ops) was that, judging by the condition of the wings and the knowledge of the local icing conditions that the pilots would have been aware of, it was safe to take off, providing they were aware the wing was dry underneath and the snow would blow off during the roll.

Thanks for the clarifications.


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3060 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Quoting Catiii (Reply 19):
Thanks for the clarifications.

You can see the spot on the wing that was swept to verify there was no ice underneath.

Quoting airproxx (Reply 17):
Ok guys, but no need to be Russian to do cool stuff in Africa... About this one:


Another one:

http://youtu.be/Ogb69OBceRI



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2177 times:

Would this type of low altitude flight be cleared by ATC in Europe?

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