User avatar
jumbojim747
Posts: 2426
Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:05 pm

How Close Can You Get? A Cool Video

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:19 am

Now this is close is something like this permitted or there was a miscalculation by one of the pilots.?
http://ebaumsworld.com/2006/01/planeclosecall.html
On a wing and a prayer
 
SlamClick
Posts: 9576
Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2003 7:09 am

RE: How Close Can You Get? A Cool Video

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:56 am

Did you notice how much the videographer zoomed in? Just because they were both in the same frame does not mean they were as close as you think. There is just no way to tell, zoomed in that tight, how close they were except along the axis the camera was pointed.

It was hard to see exactly what kind of line they approached each other on because the other plane didn't appear until they both pulled. Well, once you are past each other it doesn't matter how close your exact line-of-flight was because you can no longer collide.

I might not be explaining that very well; think of it this way. You and I drive toward each other each of us on our own side of a single centerline. As soon as we pass abeam each other we steer sharply across each others' path - but we pass behind one another. This is a common airshow act, even the USAF Thunderbirds and the US Navy Blue Angels solo ships do this - and they set very high safety standards! It looks more dangerous than it actually is, but it is quite dramatic.

Still, it looks like a good airshow.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
 
User avatar
jumbojim747
Posts: 2426
Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:05 pm

RE: How Close Can You Get? A Cool Video

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:37 pm

Thank you slamclick you explained it well .
After looking at it again i can see what you mean by them already passing when they both made the sharp turn .

Cheers
On a wing and a prayer

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: SAAFNAV, woody02 and 14 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos