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A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFTKW9F-LBI

found this on you tube.... i was shocked to see the part when the jets are around the 346 with those huge contrails coming out.... anyone seen this before? what were they doing? its obviously some sort of display, but where was it and which countries took part in it?

And does anyone else have more footage of the demo?

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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:51 am

According to what I read on the link you provided, it was a public display of the Indian Air Force showing off their newer Mirage 2000s. The scene with the A346 (really nicely done, btw) was most guaranteed to have been planned and not just a random event.

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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:59 am

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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:06 am

Is that 340 having some kind of pods under the wings almost at the wing-tips?
 
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:48 am

I highly doubt that thats the Indian Air Force, pretty sure it was the french I believe....its taken from a video thats very similar.
 
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:53 am

This clip comes from a french movie called 'Les chevaliers du ciel'. The movie was made in cooperation with the french Air Force which helped in providing the air to air footage.

I don't why it is posted on YouTube as being Indian Air Force footage. The KC-135 and Alfajet kind of give it away.

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 3):
Is that 340 having some kind of pods under the wings almost at the wing-tips?

The aircraft with the wing pods is the KC-135 tanker. Those are wing mounted refueling pods.
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:37 pm

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 5):
This clip comes from a french movie called 'Les chevaliers du ciel'

I actually saw the movie a few months ago, on SQ I believe as a foreign film, and it is GOOD. For a.netters, put this on your must-see list, the story line is very good, the action sequences believable (ok, 0.99 believable!) and if you care to look at the following trailer, Available on the film website here, the cinematography and actors are something to look at. Does anyone know where it can be ordered in the US as a DVD ?

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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:51 pm

Quoting BOACVC10 (Reply 6):
Does anyone know where it can be ordered in the US as a DVD ?

Amazon Canada has it, and will ship to the US.
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:10 pm

I have this movie on DVD, called Sky Fighters in English. I think the shots are fantastic. All footage of the aircraft is real, no badly mounted computer sequences, models or anything like that. It is probably the most realistic aviation movie I've ever seen with regards to the actual cinematography. And the story line is quite good as well.
 
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:43 pm

Consider this for a moment. Great video, but can you think of any reason for apparent formation flying with a civilian 340 other than to mask evidence of the approach of the fighters? Not a novel idea, but maybe not the best one to put in the minds of pax either.
 
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:15 pm

Quoting 707lvr (Reply 9):
Great video, but can you think of any reason for apparent formation flying with a civilian 340 other than to mask evidence of the approach of the fighters?

I can think of one: to make a movie.  mischievous 

Quoting 707lvr (Reply 9):
Not a novel idea, but maybe not the best one to put in the minds of pax either.

I think you watch too much television and take it waaaay too seriously.
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:41 pm

The movie also contained footage of the Farnborough Air Show. Did the Qatar A340-600 attend that air show or did they shoot the formation flying footage while the aircraft was on a test flight ex-TLS?
 
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:03 pm

As a few of you have already written, these are all sequences taken from Les Chevalier de Ciel, but they are not in order and you don't have all that ''obvious'' advertising for Airbus in the movie (I think thew A340 has no livery in the movie so only aviation enthusiast could recognize it). The scene with the A340 was planned, you can see it in the preview. To make a long story short, a Mirage 2000 was stolen from the Farnborough Air Show was simply hiding underneath the A340 so it couldn't be seen by radar. The acting is ok, not the best I've seen but certainly not the worst. In air scenes are really good though. I would recommend it to every aviation enthusiast like us.

Quoting BOACVC10 (Reply 6):
Does anyone know where it can be ordered in the US as a DVD ?

As Laxintl said, you can order it from Amazon (as I did myself) but make sure you have English Language on it as I've heard that few DVD of this movie only contains the original language (French).
 
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:24 pm

Quoting Yul777 (Reply 12):
I think thew A340 has no livery in the movie so only aviation enthusiast could recognize it)

The first tanker was a 707. Then there was the AIRBUS A346 and the last plane I am not sure if this was an A346. Check the movie at 2:21 min. It looks like a 707 too for me. It would be new for me that A340 has this pods under the wings and it has no winglets. And it looks too small for an A346.

It more looks like this bird from Singapore Airforce

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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:16 pm

Hi Tom,
It was a 707 refueller, the French AF has a few, it was in the movie when they are flying over the Med to go to Africa in a cannonball (see the movie) and again in formation flight approaching Paris.
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:51 pm

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Sky_Fig...9530&strkid=2034465091_12_0&hnjr=5
For US enthusiasts, it looks like it can be rented on Netflix.
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:53 pm


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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:54 pm

Quoting TommyBP251b (Reply 13):
It would be new for me that A340 has this pods under the wings and it has no winglets.

I was only reffering to the A340 which the stolen Mirage 2000 was hiding under. I was just wondering if it had any livery or not in the movie. Although, thanks for sharing the information on the tanker as I am not to familiar with these.
 
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:13 am

Nice video! I like the A340 scene! Also the music quite suits the video clip. Thanks for sharing.

Some scenes from the film appear in quite alot of different video on youtube, often causing alot confusion between people.

It's funny to see the people arguing in the comments section under the video. It's getting a little crazy there.
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:20 am

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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:05 am

I am corrected. Did not realize fighters now refuel or escort from positions tight beneath the wing box.
 
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:49 am

Quoting YUL777 (Reply 17):
I was only reffering to the A340 which the stolen Mirage 2000 was hiding under. I was just wondering if it had any livery or not in the movie.

On the DVD I have, the A346 is in the new Qatar Airways livery. Don't know if it is some special version of the movie though.
 
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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:28 am

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RE: A346 With Contrails And Fighters Jets (video)

Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:25 pm

Hey guys just downloaded the french version of the movie.... now i just wish i understoond french.. haha... any idea where i can find the english version "sky fighters" online to download?

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