|Quoting DL021 (Reply 2):|
It's spectacular, but a fairly worthless exercise that placed a very valuable piece of equipment, not to mention the extraordinarily expensively trained crew, at unnecessary risk.
|Quoting Buss61 (Reply 3):|
I thought the video was pretty awesome myself, that crew new full well what they were doing.
|Quoting F27Friendship (Reply 5):|
well... the B-52 took a lot more risk by flying low, slow and making turns and it stalled. The French KC-135 just flew low and fast.
|Quoting Moose135 (Reply 4):|
I'm sure this crew thought the same thing...
|Quoting F27Friendship (Reply 7):|
I agree the French pilots took an awfull lot of risk (a birdstrike would really knack them) but at least they kept speed on it.
|Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 8):|
The pilot of the that a/c had a reputation as a hot shot.
|Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 8):
Interesting story behind that crash. Were you a SAC warrior? If so so surprised you didn't hear about it, no offense. I digress.