Atnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 600 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9011 times:
This video reminds me of the flight chase over the desert and canyon between the alien ship and a F-18 on "independence day" (movie).....
Have to say these are awesome movies (thanks for the 2nd link ZakHH).... do Mirages have the same or better maneuver capacity as the F-15? I know this is more like a military question, but just wanted to know..... anyways.. .thanks for this great link
AEroc From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4639 times:
Thats what I call a close encounter of the 4th kind!
The fouth kind is a term some of my fly buddies use for extreme pilots who know how to fly! That ROCKS!!!!!!! I wish I could do that everyday! HATS OFF TO OUR MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED SERVICES! YOUR THE BEST! AND YOU FLY LIKE IT!
Tomgib From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4322 times:
just watched a TV show last night on German television. You can buy a ride in the back seat for $ 8.000,- a pop (1 hour flight) in South Africa from two private guys that buy old fighter jets. Unfortunately I don´t know the name of their company.
LPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4251 times:
I believe this is in Saudi Arabia. On the oxygen masks of one of the pilots you can see the crossed swords and palm tree emblem of the country. The scenery sure looks like that of the area. In any case, some pilots with the "right stuff"
Knoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 236 posts, RR: 22 Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3483 times:
Quoting LY744 (Reply 12): Most of that video (starting with the mask/in-flight refueling part) is taken from another clip, which was shot by French Air Force Mirage 2000 crews practicing low level flying over Morocco
Actually I have a full video from which the above is extracted and this is over Djibouti from the titles. France has some kind of air base over there, not in Morocco IIRC.
Definitely some French AF Mirages.
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NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7891 posts, RR: 13 Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3194 times:
Quoting Tomgib (Reply 10): You can buy a ride in the back seat for $ 8.000,- a pop (1 hour flight) in South Africa from two private guys that buy old fighter jets. Unfortunately I donï¿½t know the name of their company.
Not from South Africa, but European Space Tourist http://www.european-space-tourist.com (German) provides flights in various MIGs and the SU-27. Would love to make a near-space flight at Mach 3 in a MIG 25.