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Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:06 pm

This isn't quite CivAv-specific, but I know for most of you—those of you whose blood flows for the magic of flight—you will love this video:

http://www.wimp.com/altitudefour/

If I could control my dreams, I'd be in one of those cockpits every night.  biggrin 

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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:05 pm

My only question would be "where do you change your pants"?

Awsome video

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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:39 pm

Any idea where that is? Southwest desert in US? Outback in Australia? Middle East?
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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:54 pm

I would guess somewhere in Africa. Those are French AF jets.

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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:58 pm

Here is another video, probably from the same director...  Wink
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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:43 pm

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
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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:08 am

OMG, what an amazing video!

I can immagine people standing in those places where the figther passed over the streets in front of them at that speed!!! what a blast!

These are the videos that make you re-consider joining the army... flying like that its worthless!

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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:17 am

"This is extremely scary" is an over-statement..

It's funny, not scary :S
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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:03 am

Awesome videos.

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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:36 pm

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!
 
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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:58 pm

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"

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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:31 am

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.


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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:18 am

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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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:55 am

Hope he was watching out for weasels.

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RE: Altitude Four: Amazing Video

Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:08 pm

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 don�t 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.
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