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Mind-Numbing Buccaneer Low-Level Fly-By  
User currently offlinefaro From Egypt, joined Aug 2007, 1745 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11012 times:

This seems to be for real though I would much appreciate someone confirming the reality of this pass: at 00:30 in the following video


a Buccaneer performs a high-speed low-level fly-by between what seems to be an aircraft hanger and another building (from which the fly-by is filmed). It looks like the aircraft is at around 20 feet maximum during this pass; the cameraman actually films it from above when it is passing between the two buildings. The distance between the buildings is perhaps not more than 100 feet.

Thoroughly amazing stuff from absolutely staggering aircraft!! Seems that the Buccaneer was exceptionally stable at low-level...


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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7144 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10977 times:

Looks real to me and the sort of below-the rooftops flying it was designed for.

Have you read Phoenix Squadron?


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User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 942 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10935 times:

Quoting oly720man (Reply 1):

Have you read Phoenix Squadron?



Superb book.

The buccaneer was a fabulous low level platform, and would routinely fly as low as in that video (though usually over water).

User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10795 times:

Great video, great song/band too  

User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 9124 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 10487 times:

Great Aircraft.

I have often wondered how vulnerable you are at that height, not to SAM but AAA/AK47/RPG.

You only need to lose focus for a couple of seconds....

User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 942 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 10478 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 4):

You only need to lose focus for a couple of seconds....

Or sneeze.

I believe the autopilot was sufficiently trustworthy to maintain height that a pilot could occasionally take hands off if necessary.

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