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Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship :)

Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq7V7NGq5m0&feature=player_embedded

Found this on one Russian aviation forum. The story behind this video is this:

Couple of Russian pilots on a contract work in Madagascar got bored (contract consisted of lychee fruit transportation). One day they asked ATC's permission to perform a flight at low altitude. Permission was granted and the result was filmed by one of the pilots. Truly breathtaking and risky. Enjoy!

P.S: the aircraft in the video is AN-12
 
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Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:52 pm

Amazing! Thanks for sharing

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RE: Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship :)

Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:53 pm

Excellent choice of soundtrack
 
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Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:08 pm

Woohoo, who´d have thought Deep Purple & the AN12 would make such a great combo! Great video, they really did get super low & fast!

Nice one
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Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:11 pm

Wow! I wonder if this crew are identified, will they receive an invoice from their company for the value of the fuel used?   
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Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:28 pm

Great video!


Sadly, it also tells a lot about deforestation in Madagascar...


By the way, I thought the thread was about this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3J5D7U6N3E 



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RE: Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship :)

Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:51 pm

That one has been around for a few years, but it is still indescribably awesome. Whenever I watch it, it makes me want to go there with a bunch of friends and hire an An-12 for a 'Safari'.


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Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:07 am

I'd love to fly an old Antonov! Those things are like tanks! Great video(es)!
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:06 pm

...kept waiting for the pelicans to strike.
 
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:15 pm

A birdstrike at that altitude and speed would hurt! Cool to hear the story behind it, I first saw this video years ago.
 
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:35 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 5):
By the way, I thought the thread was about this video:

Or this one:

http://youtu.be/925MgqyU2NA
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:45 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 10):
Or this one:

http://youtu.be/925MgqyU2NA

On this video, can some airline pilots on here chime in on this question? Is it OK to depart with contaminated wings like this if a deicing fluid has been applied underneath the contamination? So for example, let's say this plane had a de-icing/anti-icing fluid applied and then during the holdover period a snowfall occurred that led to contamination of the wings like in the video. Can you then depart assuming the treatment previously applied would lead to shedding the contaminant? Or are the wings supposed to be clear no matter.
 
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:24 pm

Great video!

Was Vodka involved?  
 
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:35 pm

You are not supposed to depart with ANY contamination on the wings, what they did was very wrong. Don't care who you fly for or what country you are in that is just plain stupid.
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RE: Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship :)

Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:43 pm

Quoting Catiii (Reply 11):
Can you then depart assuming the treatment previously applied would lead to shedding the contaminant?

The response to when I posted this (I think in Tech/Ops) was that, judging by the condition of the wings and the knowledge of the local icing conditions that the pilots would have been aware of, it was safe to take off, providing they were aware the wing was dry underneath and the snow would blow off during the roll.
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Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:55 pm

Quoting Catiii (Reply 11):

Yes, as bueb0g said, this video has already been debated. If I remember correctly, the consensus was that de-icing is only needed when there is actually ice. You can take off with any amount of snow - it will be blown off the wing.

A layer of ice under the snow is a big no-no, though.


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RE: Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship :)

Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:07 pm

Awesome. Something most of us will only experience flying X-plane...

Shame for the speeded-up sequences through the bombardier window: natural speed woud have been more that exciting enough... Anyway, it takes an ex-soviet a/c to shoot this kind of footage (and a couple of russian pilots, too, but I digress...)!
 
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RE: Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship :)

Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:21 pm

Ok guys, but no need to be Russian to do cool stuff in Africa... About this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbzwqIxt1q8
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RE: Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship :)

Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:22 pm

Quoting kevin (Thread starter):
Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship

Crazy as that is, it's downright tame compared to Russian driving. The whole country is like a real life Grand Theft Auto game.
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RE: Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship :)

Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:02 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 15):
Yes, as bueb0g said, this video has already been debated. If I remember correctly, the consensus was that de-icing is only needed when there is actually ice. You can take off with any amount of snow - it will be blown off the wing.

A layer of ice under the snow is a big no-no, though.
Quoting bueb0g (Reply 14):
The response to when I posted this (I think in Tech/Ops) was that, judging by the condition of the wings and the knowledge of the local icing conditions that the pilots would have been aware of, it was safe to take off, providing they were aware the wing was dry underneath and the snow would blow off during the roll.

Thanks for the clarifications.
 
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RE: Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship :)

Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:11 pm

Quoting Catiii (Reply 19):
Thanks for the clarifications.

You can see the spot on the wing that was swept to verify there was no ice underneath.

Quoting airproxx (Reply 17):
Ok guys, but no need to be Russian to do cool stuff in Africa... About this one:


Another one:

http://youtu.be/Ogb69OBceRI
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RE: Amazing Video About Crazy Russian Pilotmanship :)

Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:12 am

Would this type of low altitude flight be cleared by ATC in Europe?

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