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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed May 21, 2014:
Russia!

A visitor from Ireland posted Sun March 16, 2014:
Hard to believe.. :-)

A visitor from - posted Fri November 1, 2013:
Great!

A visitor from Canada posted Thu October 31, 2013:
Stop traffic lights in front,, Good engine, good skills, little craziness.. :)

A visitor from France posted Tue September 3, 2013:
WOW!

A visitor from - posted Mon August 5, 2013:
Piloting Anatoliy Kvochur. The great pilot, excellent photo.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun July 28, 2013:
Incredible, how can a pilot do this without taking enormous risk of crashing?

A visitor from Portugal posted Sat July 27, 2013:
Beautiful

A visitor from - posted Sat July 27, 2013:
That's Chuck Norris piloting!

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sat July 27, 2013:
Get all the Blue Angels to do this at once -- in the diamond formation! Awesome Shot!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu July 11, 2013:
No comment just Wonderful!

A visitor from Mauritius posted Mon June 17, 2013:
Magic !

A visitor from - posted Tue April 23, 2013:
This is not photoshop. I have years of photoshopping so you can trust me. Shadows are blurred because the sky is cloudy.
BTW stunning picture!

A visitor from Denmark posted Wed March 20, 2013:
Invisible landing gears :)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed March 20, 2013:
FANTASTIC...

A visitor from Greece posted Tue March 19, 2013:
Best photo! Best plane!

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Sun March 10, 2013:
Anybody know where a gas staion is?

A visitor from - posted Wed January 30, 2013:
Five Star Flying!

A visitor from - posted Tue December 25, 2012:
Best low level flight demo

A visitor from Romania posted Thu November 8, 2012:
This is the kind of precision flying that ace students of the golden era are capable of. They knew their job better than they knew their wives. Quite a contrast when you think about the captain of Crossair Flight 3597 who failed to perform navigation and landing procedures on numerous occasions.

A visitor from - posted Wed November 7, 2012:
The worlds best low flying skills,with one of the worlds best equipment.

A visitor from - posted Sat November 3, 2012:
Impressive!

A visitor from - posted Tue July 24, 2012:
Since its very close to ground on the Lower side there will be Lower pressure under, and higher pressure over the plane. Thus even the relatively smaller air pressure variations otherwise will have much greater Effect here, smacking the aircraft to the Ground. Thus its BASICALLY an act of Bravado and skill I would say

A visitor from - posted Sat July 7, 2012:
When refueling probe is extended sensitivity of stick is lower (for refueling ops)

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue June 26, 2012:
Dude, this isn't a hovercraft!! Pull the hell up.

A visitor from France posted Mon May 28, 2012:
Flying lower than 1m. That's less than 3 ft agl. If you were to try to drop the gear at that level, I'd wager you'd be too low. The margin of error here is insanely small. This is one heavily smacked gob on this end. Well done, pilots and photographer.

A visitor from - posted Sun May 13, 2012:
Genial

A visitor from - posted Sat April 14, 2012:
Comparing with the top rated photo of a.net - that is really low! ;)

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 2, 2012:
Axyet

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 2, 2012:
Cool

A visitor from - posted Wed March 14, 2012:
Just Insane!

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 4, 2012:
Difficult to get any lower than this!

A visitor from - posted Tue February 28, 2012:
Okay, the photo maybe good but a extremely irresponsible pilot! He is endangering the life of his copilot not to mention $$$ worth of aircraft!

A visitor from Canada posted Tue February 28, 2012:
Fighter pilots or Formula 1 pilots?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun February 19, 2012:
Just the best how high is he say 8ft As I said just the best photo I've seen

A visitor from - posted Sat February 11, 2012:
That takes a lot of Talent to do something like this! But Our Pilots are way better and know better!!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri February 3, 2012:
What a fantastic photo. 10 points to the pilot for being the proud owner of a pair of titanium nuts.

A visitor from - posted Sun January 22, 2012:
Unique picture of a supersonic lawnmower that weighs 30 tons!

A visitor from - posted Wed January 18, 2012:
Stunning pilot, excellent photographer!

A visitor from - posted Sun December 25, 2011:
Wow very nice, excelent pic.

A visitor from Romania posted Sat December 24, 2011:
Fantastic!

A visitor from - posted Sat December 17, 2011:
Awesome photo

A visitor from - posted Wed December 7, 2011:
Perfect

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri November 25, 2011:
Wow amazing

A visitor from India posted Wed November 23, 2011:
Stunning and deadly

A visitor from India posted Thu September 15, 2011:
Amazing timing..

A visitor from - posted Thu September 15, 2011:
Just incredible. What you don't see is how when they landed, the guy in the back punched the guy in the front in the face, then de-friended him from Facebook.

A visitor from Austria posted Tue September 6, 2011:
In Soviet Russia, we do taxi without landing gear.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue September 6, 2011:
Absolute utter uniqueness!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun September 4, 2011:
How awesome is this picture????

A visitor from France posted Sun September 4, 2011:
To the visitor from the United Kingdom... If he is taxiing, then why is he off of the center line? I'm sure he isn't that bad at taxiing.

A visitor from Canada posted Wed August 10, 2011:
Unique pilot

A visitor from - posted Fri July 29, 2011:
So..master

A visitor from Mauritius posted Fri July 29, 2011:
Nice

A visitor from - posted Fri July 29, 2011:
Anatoliy Kvochur, as I remember. He probably likes low passes and knows how to do them.

A visitor from - posted Thu July 28, 2011:
Great photo!

A visitor from France posted Thu July 28, 2011:
They are a little crazy?!?!?

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 28, 2011:
Does LL stand for low level? ;-)
There are old pilots and there are bold pilots but there are no old bold pilots. Great photo, wonder if there is a video?

A visitor from - posted Thu July 28, 2011:
This is air hooliganism at its best. Many a pilot have lost their job after doing things like this. 5* for the photographer.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu July 28, 2011:
Really exciting!!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 28, 2011:
Insane.

A visitor from - posted Sat June 25, 2011:
Awesome!!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue June 7, 2011:
That pilot's got nerves of steel!

A visitor from France posted Fri June 3, 2011:
Russian pilots are the best!

A visitor from Germany posted Tue April 26, 2011:
Great!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu April 21, 2011:
Unbelievable!

A visitor from - posted Mon April 11, 2011:
How LOw Can YOu GO!!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Tue April 5, 2011:
A beautiful machine in an almost unbelievable setting. Amazing flying and great shot!

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 2, 2011:
This photo proves what technology, training and a brass set of you no what to accomplish such a daring feat!

A visitor from Poland posted Fri April 1, 2011:
Cool.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Fri April 1, 2011:
Russian pilot!!!! Yeah!

A visitor from - posted Sat March 26, 2011:
This is quite cool!

btw, the soviets/russians design such beautifully formed jets!

A visitor from - posted Sun March 20, 2011:
Wow super cool! that parked flanker makes the flying one look like its got some anti gravitational drive and is moving around the tarmac with no wheels, so low!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sun March 20, 2011:
This is one of the best test-pilots - Anatoliy Kvochur, and this is 70 sm (0.7 m) above the ground...!!! MASTER!!!

A visitor from - posted Sun March 20, 2011:
Great shot!

A visitor from Ukraine posted Fri March 18, 2011:
Russian tech is just still the best

A visitor from - posted Tue March 15, 2011:
Beautifull plane, and great photographer! nice combination...!

A visitor from - posted Sat February 26, 2011:
2 m cool fly!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon February 14, 2011:
If he lowered his gear, he would loose his gear...

A visitor from - posted Fri January 28, 2011:
I think the ground effect makes this easier than it looks.

Impressive anyway.

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Sun January 16, 2011:
Wonderful

A visitor from - posted Tue January 11, 2011:
OMG!!! ((( It's just several meters above the ground, fantastic russian Pilot )))

A visitor from - posted Sat November 6, 2010:
That's the lowest pass I've ever seen! Amazing!

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed November 3, 2010:
Very good picture !!!!! Incredible maneuver, the pilot is great!!

A visitor from Japan posted Mon November 1, 2010:
Amazing

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue October 19, 2010:
The best pilot in the world, for sure!

A visitor from Germany posted Mon October 18, 2010:
Challenging, extreme, skill

A visitor from - posted Tue October 12, 2010:
Imagine how it would be if a 747 or an A380 was doing this!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon October 4, 2010:
WOW!!!

A visitor from - posted Wed September 15, 2010:
If he was to put the gear down right now...

A visitor from Portugal posted Thu September 2, 2010:
This is really amazing!!!...

A visitor from India posted Thu August 12, 2010:
This awesome. Pilot have excellent skills to fly at such a low height. Photograph taken superb.

A visitor from - posted Fri July 30, 2010:
Never knew an aircraft can be flown below its height. Nice chance to calibrate the altimeter's zero. All stars to the pilots and the photographer.

A visitor from Mauritius posted Thu July 29, 2010:
I am very impressed, russian pilots and planes are the best for ever,viva sukhoi and mig

A visitor from Slovenia posted Tue July 27, 2010:
Awesome photo and excellent pilot.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun July 18, 2010:
Split second timing, or pure luck to get such a picture.

A visitor from - posted Sat July 10, 2010:
A good plane needs a good pilot, there's no space for the word error in that maneuver

A visitor from Costa Rica posted Sat July 10, 2010:
I didn't think this kind of plane could hover! :-) Excellent shot!

A visitor from United States posted Mon July 5, 2010:
Has to be a full speed pass because the flaps look like there fully retracted. Great shot!!

A visitor from Australia posted Sat July 3, 2010:
Looks like it's taxiing just without wheels! Awesome

A visitor from United States posted Wed June 30, 2010:
WOW!!! That is amazing.

A visitor from - posted Sun June 27, 2010:
OMG!!! 5 stars to photographer but 8 stars to pilot!!!

A visitor from Italy posted Sun June 20, 2010:
Amazing...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat June 19, 2010:
It`s just ..awesome(sorry about the Americanism)

A visitor from - posted Wed June 16, 2010:
Know other pilots like this one. But sure, hats off this time!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri June 11, 2010:
Wow............

A visitor from Germany posted Thu June 10, 2010:
Five Stars!

A visitor from Mauritius posted Thu June 3, 2010:
Wow, this is great flying

A visitor from - posted Tue June 1, 2010:
Very cool picture, pilot and aircraft. Thanks!

A visitor from - posted Tue June 1, 2010:
Each time when I look at this photo my heart fades... With huge impatience I wait similar photo, but already performed by PAK FA!!!

A visitor from India posted Thu May 20, 2010:
Just see the height of this sukhoi from ground. kudos to pilot and photographer.

A visitor from - posted Fri May 14, 2010:
I wonder what speed, any air pockets and he's got to scrape, no? Great photo!

A visitor from - posted Mon May 10, 2010:
Probably the best photo in A.net, just look all the comments below!

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 15, 2010:
Yes, this is an excellent shot of an excellent pilot. The real danger at this altitude is in ingesting some FOD and killing your plane. As the center of flight control is about half-way back at this speed, the pilot can't just yank back on the stick for altitude without putting the back end in the dirt. Not good for the airplane or one's career.As to the comment that US pilots would never fly like this, we would take our F/A-18s into the lonely country NE of Miramar (California) for some "practice" and our plane captain would always bitch about the chunks of tree leaves and plants caught in the gaps and cracks. We always paid him off with beer until one day, after some particularly brutal "practice" he said "your need to come see Major Wilhite's ride!" There, in the left slat, was a chunk of hide, maybe rabbit or fox or something. We just stared at each other and laughed. Was that low enough for you? Semper Fi!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu April 15, 2010:
"Too Low Gear"

A visitor from - posted Wed April 14, 2010:
I really love the perfect angle that u have that really show how low of an altitude of the plane. great work man keep them keeping

A visitor from Australia posted Wed April 14, 2010:
That's a thriller (aha aha) I like it (aha aha)

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 6, 2010:
"Look mom, no wheels"

A visitor from - posted Sun March 7, 2010:
Nice Pic! This is easy to do in any plane because of "ground effect". The air under the plane has nowhere to go when the plane is so low resulting in a cushion that's hard to break through at higher speeds.

A visitor from Germany posted Tue March 2, 2010:
Not guts - no glory!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue February 23, 2010:
Five stars for shure...insane!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue February 16, 2010:
Wow - don't sneeze!!!

A visitor from Taiwan posted Sun February 7, 2010:
Just a little and...KABOOM!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun January 31, 2010:
SUkhoi-30.the BEST in the WORLD!

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri January 29, 2010:
Great pilot and great shot!!Five Stars!

A visitor from - posted Mon January 25, 2010:
Perfect foto! Great pilot!

A visitor from Argentina posted Sat January 23, 2010:
Outstanding photographer to get this picture. Outstanding pilot to keep the plane in so low level.

A visitor from - posted Mon January 11, 2010:
SImply amazing! I would call this "pushing the envelope"! I'm still partial to the wonderful American military pilot's who fly the awesome F-18's ..... I'm looking forward to seeing the new unbelievable F-35's come into the military service! I love my country and it's people!

A visitor from - posted Wed January 6, 2010:
Its not the boundary layer, what u refered to.
its called Ground Effect, and i really dont think they are using it right there. trust me. =)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 18, 2009:
That's great...!!!!!!!!!

A visitor from France posted Wed December 16, 2009:
So crazy !

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri December 11, 2009:
Perfect photo amazing flying

A visitor from - posted Wed December 9, 2009:
Invisible anding gear:D new russian technology:D

A visitor from Croatia posted Thu December 3, 2009:
Incredible ! The vertical stabs of Su-30 are high about 3-4 m.. And he is flying on half size of it.. Just unbelievable!!

A visitor from - posted Mon November 30, 2009:
Amazing .... superb act by the pilots ...breathless stunt .... cheers russians ....

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu November 26, 2009:
Best of best

A visitor from - posted Fri November 20, 2009:
Wow...... amazing pilot....... 5 stars for pilot and the photographer....

A visitor from - posted Tue October 20, 2009:
That's what I call pilot trust on his equipment: precise altimeter and ready ejection seats! The co-pilot must be praying for Boris having not forgotten to lay down the landing gear :>). Just kidding. The best ever photo. Congratulations for both pilot and photographer!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 18, 2009:
Great photo

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri October 9, 2009:
Very skilled pilot, amazing

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri October 9, 2009:
Impressive! Russian pilots are the best !!!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Fri September 18, 2009:
Great shot

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 18, 2009:
It don't take as steady a hand to do this as one might think, I saw B-1 Lancer driver do the same thing in full after-burner (wish I'd had a camera set up for that). It has something to do with what is called boundry layer air, pilots report that at certain speeds over flat terrain they can't force the airplane into the ground. BTW I read an account by a B-36 crew man about a major who became angry over some silly rule and did a buzz job at his home air field (Carswell AFB I think) and got a royal chewing out from the base C.O. who afterwards told him it was the best buzz job he had ever seen. Too bad nobody caught that on film!

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu September 3, 2009:
Just killer! wonder how many can say I can do it!Grreat!

A visitor from - posted Wed September 2, 2009:
Great pilot and great photo
p.s. there is no photoshop here, u can also see Kvochur's low pas at youtube

A visitor from - posted Tue September 1, 2009:
To be able to get the clear and sharp image so close to the ground and traveling at a high rate of speed is an excellent accomplishment.

A visitor from - posted Fri August 21, 2009:
Simply the best ever..., nothin words to say..., hats off..., awesome..!!!!!

A visitor from Australia posted Wed August 5, 2009:
Dynamic - close to ground!

A visitor from Pakistan posted Wed August 5, 2009:
Because it is flying lower than 1m ..... unbelievable. A classic ...

A visitor from Germany posted Tue August 4, 2009:
No way guys, theres no photoshop used in this pic.
First of all theres no exhaust, because the pilot turned the engine on idle. And why shouldn't that be possible. If you fly an airplane for several years in flight shows you surely have a very good feeling for it. Pidarassi wi vseh!!!

A visitor from - posted Thu July 30, 2009:
Also, how come the air is not distorted around the exhaust?

A visitor from - posted Thu July 30, 2009:
That plane is not moving - if it were, there would be visible compression waves off the tail. Go to youtube and search for "blue angels three passes" for the best low fly by ever!

A visitor from - posted Thu July 30, 2009:
Holy Crap! I can't even imagine what that would look and feel like from the front seat.

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 30, 2009:
Um... looks like someone used a bit of photoshop!! Completely unrealistic

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 30, 2009:
Hey where did the landing gear go?

A visitor from Belgium posted Thu July 30, 2009:
Crazy low level flying!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue July 28, 2009:
Great plane, Great pilots and very lucky photographer.

A visitor from India posted Mon July 27, 2009:
I call this amazing fighter aircraft and hats off to the pilot....

A visitor from India posted Sun July 26, 2009:
Fly like that and u dont need stealth

A visitor from Belgium posted Fri July 17, 2009:
I would get crazy hearing it all the time:

A visitor from Israel posted Wed July 15, 2009:
Amazing

A visitor from - posted Wed July 15, 2009:
Seems so unreal!
those crazy russian pilots! :)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue July 14, 2009:
Sukhoi's "AntiGrav" drive at work! ;0)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon July 13, 2009:
Superb panning! Was the tanker flying at the same height in front?

A visitor from - posted Sat July 11, 2009:
I never been see so much crazy pilot just!just!just!perfect!ecxellent!wonderfull!

A visitor from - posted Tue July 7, 2009:
Hey, nice photograph it's beautiful. Also to everyone looking at the photo look at hte left side of the nose, you see his fuel drogue is out! :D Good Old Russian Drogues!

A visitor from Singapore posted Sun July 5, 2009:
What if the pilot sneezes? one wrong move and it's game over

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed June 3, 2009:
Awesome!

A visitor from Ukraine posted Mon May 25, 2009:
These are coolest fly ! O_O

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 22, 2009:
That's what I call precision flying. Gotta have nerves of steel and a steady hand!!!

A visitor from - posted Fri May 22, 2009:
Epic Win!!!!!!!!!!! OMG That is the lowest flying plane I've ever seen!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun May 17, 2009:
Now thats what you call Low Flying.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri May 8, 2009:
The best photo of an A-net!!!!!!!!!!
I am personally familiar with one of pilots!

A visitor from - posted Fri May 8, 2009:
Only Russian & Pakistani pilots can do things like that. Greatttttt work.......Shoaib

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 23, 2009:
Hatsoff to russian airforce

A visitor from - posted Wed April 15, 2009:
First time to see a jet fighter above that ground ,i bet the western fighters cant do that because their pilots are too chicken.

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 8, 2009:
I am speechless, just awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Sun April 5, 2009:
What, maybe 6' of the ground...awesome

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 1, 2009:
Perhaps the lowest wheels-up pass I can recall seeing. The image totally blur free.

A visitor from Colombia posted Wed April 1, 2009:
OMG even on flight simulator this is soooooo hard cheers to the pilot!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 25, 2009:
Good stunt flying so low without landing gear!

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 24, 2009:
Level flight just off the deck makes it spectacular.

A visitor from India posted Sat March 21, 2009:
Hats off to the pilot and the designers of the machine.....

A visitor from - posted Thu March 19, 2009:
Awesome high speed pass.

A visitor from - posted Mon March 16, 2009:
This picture shows great control of the machine at extreme low levels of flight. Keeping the aircraft level at a couple feet, hats off to the pilots.

A visitor from - posted Sat March 14, 2009:
Superb man!

A visitor from United States posted Sat February 28, 2009:
Wow great plane
and ballsy pilots

A visitor from Venezuela posted Tue February 24, 2009:
It captures the exact control that such a pilot must have to be able to do this.
It is a perfect static image of a combat plane, i like how uou can see the pilot and copilot clearly en everything under control.

A visitor from - posted Tue February 24, 2009:
Would have been a thrill to have been there to see this.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun February 22, 2009:
A truly amizing shot..

A visitor from Finland posted Wed February 18, 2009:
It's great!

A visitor from United States posted Thu February 5, 2009:
The most beautiful jet fighter performing an astonishing feat by well practiced pilots!

A visitor from United States posted Tue February 3, 2009:
Sweet

A visitor from Belgium posted Sun January 18, 2009:
Well, it's one of my favourite planes wich is flying some feet above the ground

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon January 12, 2009:
Its just awesome!

A visitor from - posted Tue January 6, 2009:
Top skill

A visitor from Canada posted Sat January 3, 2009:
I'm thinking to sell my bike to buy one of these...! What a jet!!! ... are these sukhis operated by Venezuelan alredy?

A visitor from Ukraine posted Wed December 24, 2008:
Very cool !

A visitor from South Africa posted Mon December 22, 2008:
The aircraft at high speed is in great focus..

A visitor from Hungary posted Sat December 20, 2008:
What kind of the pilots!
Great plan and brilliant picture! Congratulations

A visitor from India posted Thu November 27, 2008:
This Pilot has got BALLS.

A visitor from Tajikistan posted Wed November 19, 2008:
Very good!

A visitor from - posted Wed November 12, 2008:
Amzing. i bet when the general of the USAF sees this picture, hell soil himself

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed November 12, 2008:
Unbelievable!!!
Go Ruskies, your pilots are the best !

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat November 1, 2008:
The best test pilots of Flight-Research Institute!!! Anatoly Kvochur is HERO!

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 28, 2008:
Not to burst the bubble here, but this is such an unnecessary risk.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon October 27, 2008:
Veri nice pic

A visitor from Bahrain posted Wed October 22, 2008:
Oh God! I need pills for that!

A visitor from - posted Sat October 18, 2008:
Awesome control.... Sukhoi 30 is a terrific machine... one of the Best Aircraft in Indian Air Force Fleet

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 15, 2008:
This is why Su-27 series are the best fighters in maneuverability.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun October 12, 2008:
That is why many people want to be a pilot...great picture

A visitor from Singapore posted Sun October 5, 2008:
Wow! For a moment there, I thought Tatoonine's landspeeder had sprouted wings!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun September 28, 2008:
Absolutely amazing control of the plane!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sun September 28, 2008:
I am proud of skill of the Russian pilots and talent of designers.

A visitor from - posted Sat September 27, 2008:
Excellent! I think the RIO has soiled himself.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu September 25, 2008:
Simply great

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Wed September 24, 2008:
I'm proud to be Russian!
Russia big up!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon September 15, 2008:
Wow!this picture depicts the courage and skill of the pilot who leaves nothing more for any complaints.

A visitor from Mexico posted Sun September 14, 2008:
Neurosurgeon pulse and nerves

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Thu September 11, 2008:
Fantastic clearity and shoot
Arshshah

A visitor from Australia posted Wed September 10, 2008:
Good on ya Russkee. But you don't need to show off in Georgia.

A visitor from India posted Sun August 17, 2008:
Look mommy! no wheels!!
Just when I thought I had seen it all, the roussis blow my mind yet again...yet, yet again..what next? are they gonna stop the machine with their feet??
Hats off to the pilots! And this for sure is no camera trick...

A visitor from India posted Mon August 4, 2008:
Really an amazing stunt.it was a really unique experience.

A visitor from United States posted Mon July 28, 2008:
I question whether this is real or not, it appears the jet is gliding due to no washout due to engine. look at the center line of the runway just behind the plane....

A visitor from - posted Fri July 25, 2008:
Precision at its limit, both the pilot and the photographer, although people used to the metric system if taking a thorough look at the proportion of the plane size and relative objects around will see it's not at 1m from the ground - but indeed as daring as it can be.

A visitor from - posted Wed July 9, 2008:
Awesome!!!! That's what I love to see at an airshow!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat July 5, 2008:
That reminds me on "duck and cover". ;-)
Great shot!

A visitor from Finland posted Mon June 30, 2008:
Only with Russians! Great shot.

A visitor from Canada posted Wed June 25, 2008:
This has got to be the best low fly-bys I've ever seen, very nice photo

A visitor from Canada posted Mon June 23, 2008:
To the visitor from Britain, I really don't think this is an optical illusion. If the photographer says 1m, then the plane is flying at 1m above ground. I can't quite believe what I'm seeing though... it's a captivating shot. One of the best on this site for sure.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue June 17, 2008:
A.Kvochur - the great pilot!

A visitor from Brazil posted Sun June 15, 2008:
Insanee! very good

A visitor from - posted Tue June 10, 2008:
I love it

A visitor from Poland posted Thu June 5, 2008:
5 stars not for the picture itself, but for the pilot skills. Amazing effort!

A visitor from Bulgaria posted Sat May 31, 2008:
Unbelievable! No comment!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu May 29, 2008:
Great shot.
The plane is higher than it looks, since its over a runway in the foreground, not shown. It being over the white line is a line-of-sight illusion.
The shot still is great, though.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Mon May 12, 2008:
I wouldn't want to be under that thing! Incredible

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed May 7, 2008:
This picture is unbelievable. Never seen a low pass like this. It is almost at undercarriage level !

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Sat May 3, 2008:
WOW looks more like a hovercraft than an airplane... :o)

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sun April 27, 2008:
This is how they do a FOD walk in Russia. They vacuum the runway!! Those small stones are a bit hard on the engine though :)

A visitor from - posted Fri April 25, 2008:
It's all there and it is moving fast

A visitor from - posted Fri April 25, 2008:
Astonishing

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun April 13, 2008:
PERFECT PIC AND PROFESSIONAL PILOT.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 7, 2008:
No one compares to Kvotchur! Photo is good.

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 3, 2008:
WOW, now that's talented flying!

A visitor from Germany posted Wed April 2, 2008:
Super!

A visitor from Finland posted Wed April 2, 2008:
Epic

A visitor from Canada posted Sun March 30, 2008:
Pilot skill,danger,excitement

A visitor from Singapore posted Sun March 30, 2008:
Very great jetfighter good in dog fighter

A visitor from Australia posted Sat March 29, 2008:
I've been taught: "Power + Attitude = Performance"
Here is see it in practice!!!

A visitor from Germany posted Fri March 28, 2008:
Amazing

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon March 24, 2008:
Great

A visitor from Singapore posted Thu March 20, 2008:
A visitor from Canada wrote: "I'd like to see him do it over water...in full burner."

The Transonic or Supersonic Wave will create trmendous splashes from the water surface and the engines will digest alot of water through its intake therefore a flame out of the engines is inevitable.

A visitor from India posted Mon March 17, 2008:
Great I have never seen these type of PIC...AMAZING

A visitor from Poland posted Sun March 16, 2008:
Genialne zdj

A visitor from United States posted Fri March 14, 2008:
I didn't know one could fly that low with a jet...unbelievable!

A visitor from South Africa posted Fri March 14, 2008:
It takes a brave soul to take your life in your own hands. THIS IS FLYING!

A visitor from Slovakia posted Mon March 10, 2008:
Famous

A visitor from China posted Sun March 9, 2008:
Great Photo

A visitor from - posted Sat March 8, 2008:
AmazinG !

A visitor from United States posted Sat March 8, 2008:
Sweet card Alex

A visitor from Mauritius posted Tue March 4, 2008:
Congratulations Putin! Spend more resources on science and technology. Do not let these men down.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 2, 2008:
Virtually no motion blur, radical design, and a floating airplane make this a great shot!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed February 20, 2008:
Amazing shot.

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 31, 2008:
Rare photo of such a low pass!

A visitor from Australia posted Tue January 29, 2008:
Excellent shot!

A visitor from France posted Wed January 23, 2008:
Very Special Aircraft Flying Precision.

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 22, 2008:
I marked this photo as 5 stars due to the remarkable quality of the shot plus the excellent perspective the photographer had on exactly how close the plane is to the ground.

A visitor from Canada posted Mon December 31, 2007:
I'd like to see him do it over water...in full burner.

A visitor from - posted Thu December 27, 2007:
An excelent photo which shows how great n confident are these russian ace's by this magnificent n worlds most beautiful airplane - the SU 27! The Su 27 will always we by most favourite jetfighter, just beautiful.

A visitor from India posted Wed December 12, 2007:
It's not the photo that thills me ... it's the power and might of sukhoi that stuns me ... i love every photograph of su ... i'd rate it's every photo a ten on ten

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon December 10, 2007:
Wow, thats a good pass

A visitor from Hungary posted Mon December 10, 2007:
I always love Russian-made aircrafts

A visitor from Hungary posted Mon December 10, 2007:
Russian pilots are the best

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 3, 2007:
This photo scares the daylights out of me just looking at it! How far off the runway - 6 feet? A beautiful & gutsy photo.

A visitor from Philippines posted Thu November 29, 2007:
Fantastic display. Very impressive flying.

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 25, 2007:
Unbelievable! This is another proof of how precise and stable the control of this aircraft.

A visitor from Canada posted Sun November 25, 2007:
Clear,in focus, and low, low low!

A visitor from United States posted Tue November 20, 2007:
Best photo I have seen

A visitor from India posted Tue November 20, 2007:
This is really amazing to see this type of stunt

mind blowing

A visitor from Netherlands posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Super!!!!!

A visitor from - posted Thu November 15, 2007:
Superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

A visitor from - posted Thu November 15, 2007:
Russia power

A visitor from Philippines posted Wed November 14, 2007:
True

A visitor from United States posted Wed November 7, 2007:
Flying low wow

A visitor from Mexico posted Sun November 4, 2007:
Pic very very cool.....

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed October 31, 2007:
Fantastic how low these pilots manage their birds! For sure without R.I.O. permission!

A visitor from France posted Sat October 27, 2007:
Amazing shot!
If the pilot sneeezes, he's dead.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Fri October 26, 2007:
Excelent moment and excelent flight.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu October 25, 2007:
Super

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 15, 2007:
Plane dangerously near ground. Excellent focus and composition

A visitor from Turkey posted Sat October 6, 2007:
Very succesful...
what is the stall speed of this Russian bird?
amazing!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri October 5, 2007:
Suuuuuppppeeeerrrr! no comments!

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Fri September 28, 2007:
Wow! Those pilots really have skill! Great photo!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu September 27, 2007:
Magnificent photo. I am proud, that this improbable flight is carried out by my compatriot.

A visitor from United States posted Sun September 23, 2007:
Beautiful shot! 5 stars to photographer and amazing Russian pilots!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri September 21, 2007:
Tis shot is amazing! if the pilot wants to lower the gear he needs to pull up! well done

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat September 15, 2007:
The greatest picture ever, the greatest pilot ever and the greatest plane ever. Yet in contrary with what my flight instructor used to say: "Never share your cockpit with a pilot braver than you -:-)"

A visitor from Spain posted Wed September 5, 2007:
These pilots are absolutely brilliant! They could even lawn mow the backyard anytime. Plus it looks like there's no gravity field for this airplane. Stunning picture.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue September 4, 2007:
That picture is fantastic. Sure wish i could see the su-27 do that. Im sure its hard to catch a picture like that and you've done a fantastic job mate welldone!

A visitor from United States posted Tue August 28, 2007:
Getting a little 2 close for comfort

A visitor from Belarus posted Thu August 9, 2007:
This is just Great! Flying so close to earth!

A visitor from Turkey posted Tue August 7, 2007:
Bravest pilots i have ever seen!

A visitor from United States posted Sat August 4, 2007:
HELLO!!! Can any of you people believe this??? I'm simply BLOWN AWAY by these guys INCREDIBLE skill. . . Many thanks to the Russian pilots. NEVER have I seen this stunt before. . . Must be friggin' awesome to actually get this on film. This is definetly a keeper for everybody on A.net. To the pilots of this Su-27, I salute you. "Live long and prosper"-BABY!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed August 1, 2007:
Absolutely completely brilliant photograph!!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 31, 2007:
That is incredible

A visitor from Finland posted Tue July 31, 2007:
Looks like it's just floating there, amazing.

A visitor from Greece posted Mon July 23, 2007:
It is really amazing and dangerous how close to the ground this aircraft is flying. Very good shot.

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 19, 2007:
WHOA!!!!! "To low. No gear" THAT is a 5-star shot!!!

A visitor from Australia posted Sun July 15, 2007:
What the... go russian air pilots!

A visitor from Malta posted Fri July 13, 2007:
Unbelievable pilots

A visitor from Iran, Islamic Republic Of posted Thu July 12, 2007:
Sukhoi-27 the great. Sky king

A visitor from Latvia posted Sat July 7, 2007:
Unbelievable!

A visitor from United States posted Wed July 4, 2007:
Great shot! Looks good on an iphone, too!

A visitor from France posted Tue July 3, 2007:
Simply the beast...

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue June 26, 2007:
Very beatifull! Looks like an alive!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Wed May 30, 2007:
OMG! It's just awesome! Good job! I knew that Russian pilots are the best, and the Russian aircrafts are cool. I'd like to see it with my own eyes!

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Tue May 22, 2007:
Good capture

A visitor from Germany posted Sun May 20, 2007:
How low can you go?? There's not that much space left. Great Shot and thanks for sharing this moment.

A visitor from United States posted Sun May 6, 2007:
Beauty comes in different forms and this is one of them.

A visitor from Poland posted Wed May 2, 2007:
Amazing shot of an amazing plane, and the pilot's skills are awesome!

A visitor from Peru posted Wed May 2, 2007:
All, it's fantastic aircraft and amazing pilots, the perfect moment for picture

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu April 12, 2007:
Wonderful photo captures the beauty of this magnificent aircraft in a way seldom seen!

A visitor from Australia posted Sun March 25, 2007:
Yeah motherfuker....hope it sucked a few seagulls

A visitor from Canada posted Tue March 20, 2007:
I sure hope that there are no errant lawn chairs around... because those might've ruined the pilot's day. That is an impressive photograph, especially given the clarity of the whole image, and given a speed of at least 300 knots... impressive all around.

A visitor from Romania posted Thu March 8, 2007:
Nice shot. But what really stands out is the pilot. These guys sure knows his thing.

A visitor from Brazil posted Thu March 8, 2007:
It´s a Russian version from british Harrier

A visitor from Sweden posted Sat March 3, 2007:
Jesus.. crazy russians... great shot!!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Fri February 16, 2007:
Great shot and fantastic pilotage! 5 stars!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Wed February 14, 2007:
Amazing!!!

A visitor from Ukraine posted Wed February 14, 2007:
Great shot

A visitor from Japan posted Thu February 8, 2007:
1. clear 2. dynamic 3. good camera angle

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue February 6, 2007:
This is really awesome! It's definitely difficult or even hardly imaginable for me to do that. 5 stars!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon February 5, 2007:
Its either a crash landing with wheels up or one very brave pilot. Or maybe just forgot to put wheels down, either way it stands out by being very different to other pics

A visitor from Serbia And Montenegro posted Fri February 2, 2007:
Russia rulezzz!

A visitor from Sweden posted Sun January 14, 2007:
It's actually during take-off, the Su-27 accelerated so fast that the gear was left behind on the runway.

A visitor from Portugal posted Sun January 14, 2007:
Never seen anything like that...

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 14, 2007:
Beautiful!

A visitor from New Zealand posted Wed January 10, 2007:
What a beauty... its the best

A visitor from Portugal posted Sat January 6, 2007:
Fantastic...

A visitor from India posted Thu December 28, 2006:
Superb, amazing machine

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon December 25, 2006:
Excellent picture

A visitor from Colombia posted Sun December 17, 2006:
Excellent

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 14, 2006:
Believe It!!

A visitor from Mexico posted Fri December 8, 2006:
Impressive, Amazing, very original and cool shot.

A visitor from India posted Fri November 24, 2006:
Whooooa only this daredevil can do this

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Mon November 20, 2006:
Yes, it must be more than one meter, but even so, it is too much low and for the next time it can be very dangerous and even lead the a disaster. I don´t prefer exibithions like this. But the shot is great.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sun November 19, 2006:
Five stars to pilots, plane, Sukhoi and photographer. Incredible fantastic pilotage.

A visitor from India posted Sun November 19, 2006:
Excellent photo!hats off to the russian pilots

A visitor from Australia posted Fri November 17, 2006:
Superior skills... being the tech geek that i am.. an analogy that comes to mind is the head of a hard drive skimming over the platters rotating at 7200 RPM :-)

A visitor from New Zealand posted Wed November 8, 2006:
Wow thats a great shot, but wheres the landing gear? or does it have hover capabilities? ahah just joking, but it is a great shot, wouldve loved to be there to see something as cool as that

A visitor from United States posted Tue November 7, 2006:
That is one of the coolest photos I've ever seen. Three feet off the deck is crazy. No Photoshop, right?

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon November 6, 2006:
Soon Russian will learn to fly under the ground! Be afraid! ;)))

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon November 6, 2006:
What contol-what a plane -what a pilot

A visitor from India posted Thu November 2, 2006:
You need to have bolls of metal to do that. The pilot's have it.

A visitor from United States posted Sun October 29, 2006:
This looks dangeorus but its cool!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Fri October 27, 2006:
Russian pilots are the best in de world!

A visitor from United States posted Sat October 21, 2006:
Uh...say, is that a hover craft?

A visitor from Colombia posted Fri October 13, 2006:
That´s what i call a low pass

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Fri October 13, 2006:
Damn, those Russians are crazy...cool pic buddy:)))

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 12, 2006:
That's amazing!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 5, 2006:
The lowest flyby I have ever caught in a picture...awesome!

A visitor from Malta posted Thu October 5, 2006:
THat su-30 is like taxing without any gear, Amazing shot and realy difficult to center the aircraft in the photo with that amount of speed! Spetacular

A visitor from Canada posted Fri September 29, 2006:
Nice shot

A visitor from Malaysia posted Tue September 26, 2006:
Wow..that was marvellous

A visitor from Australia posted Tue September 26, 2006:
Unbeliebably crisp! I only wish it had sound

A visitor from India posted Sun September 24, 2006:
The Russians fly their Fighter jets and the Americans shoot photographs.

A visitor from United States posted Thu September 21, 2006:
As a photograph it is ok, the tip of the jet is clipped and focus not perfect. Catching this is hard no doubt; the motion and so close. But what these guys are doing!!! Wow, that is amazing. How long did they stay down there? That takes some serious solid titanium you-know-whats. I wouldn't post this as art, but as an aviation enthusiast I love it!

A visitor from India posted Tue September 19, 2006:
Stunning! You cannot have any better than this!

A visitor from India posted Sun September 17, 2006:
Amazing

A visitor from Canada posted Sat September 9, 2006:
Put's a WHOLE new meaning to "Ground Effect"

A visitor from New Zealand posted Mon September 4, 2006:
Vladimir, I am flying at this altitude just to go to McDonald drive through a get a couple of big Macs.

A visitor from United States posted Sun September 3, 2006:
Yuri, I hope we are NOT making entire trip back home at this altitude!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu August 31, 2006:
There must be an easier and cheaper way to cut the grass!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Wed August 30, 2006:
If this isn't an example of cut and paste then I'm very impressed. If it is cut and paste then I'm still impressed. Great job!

A visitor from Germany posted Mon August 28, 2006:
Some pilots fly lower than they taxi!

A visitor from United States posted Sun August 27, 2006:
Amazing capture -- it's almost unbelieveable he is flying so low: How can he possibly climb without incurring a tailstrike? Very sharp, great clarity achieved in a picture of what must be a fast-moving aircraft. A superb picture.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed August 23, 2006:
Wonderful, state of the art technology and great Manoeuvrability

A visitor from Turkey posted Tue August 22, 2006:
That's one great piloting skill. WOW !

A visitor from United States posted Tue August 22, 2006:
Would this be titled taxiing without gear?

A visitor from Germany posted Mon August 21, 2006:
Sukhoi at its best!!!!

A visitor from Venezuela posted Sun August 20, 2006:
Yes... I always knew it! Maverick is Russian! I hope that you all understand now why we (Venezuela) are buying Russian-made fighters... I hope their pilots are on sale too so we can get a few! :)

A visitor from Argentina posted Wed August 16, 2006:
Wow exelent, i love you Rusia by Argentine ! :)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed August 16, 2006:
Superb flying. The best of the best

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon August 14, 2006:
Such a unusual shot. with the aircraft so close to the ground.

A visitor from Sweden posted Sun August 13, 2006:
Amazing how they can stay perfactly uppright!
//swepilotpontus

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri August 11, 2006:
Absolutely stunning flying and photography

A visitor from United States posted Thu August 10, 2006:
Beautiful picture of a beautiful bird!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed August 9, 2006:
Superb Flying and a cracking photo

A visitor from Canada posted Mon August 7, 2006:
What camera settings did you use to magically still the background and the very fast-moving target like that?

A visitor from New Zealand posted Wed August 2, 2006:
Does that pilot drive a car??? Or he uses his SU 30 to cruise on Moscow’s streets??

Imagine you driving and Su 30 overtake you :-)

Great pilot, great skills, great plain and great photo

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue August 1, 2006:
An su-27 i think. wonderful aircraft. amazing skill as well!

A visitor from United States posted Mon July 31, 2006:
It looks like it's gonna scrape the runway. how lower do you need to get?
spenser critterton 10 usa

A visitor from United States posted Mon July 31, 2006:
"Are you sure you've got three green?"

A visitor from United States posted Sun July 30, 2006:
"Let me give you the fastest haircut you've ever had in your life!!!"

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 28, 2006:
Simply superb.....

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 27, 2006:
Look ma, no wheels!!

Allright kids, don't try this at home ok?, leave it to the pros.

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu July 27, 2006:
Captures perfectly the flying capabilities of the aircraft with great detail of plane and landscape. The angle of shot gives a sendse of depth. Excellent color and brightness.

A visitor from Peru posted Thu July 27, 2006:
Just Amazing!!! Those are some skills the Pilot has

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu July 27, 2006:
Amazing!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu July 27, 2006:
Super

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 25, 2006:
It must be tough enough to get a good photo of these guys when they're on the ground. Tougher still to snag an action shot where they're flying 2 inches off the runway.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun July 23, 2006:
If he put his undercarage down he would land and not have to flare

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sat July 22, 2006:
Russia!!!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed July 19, 2006:
Holy cr***!! The Russkies invented invisble landing gear or what?!

A visitor from Venezuela posted Thu July 13, 2006:
I is a wonderful picture because it shows how able is this machine to be controlled and because shows its maniobrability!

A visitor from Spain posted Fri July 7, 2006:
Very very impressing, great pilot

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu July 6, 2006:
Incredible!!!! It is just, not all, but OUR PILOTS!
And machine, machine!!!

Just not try to repeat this at home! :)))

A visitor from United States posted Wed July 5, 2006:
Unreal. Great still action shot!

A visitor from Cyprus posted Mon July 3, 2006:
Important to say the weight of this one is not the weight of a sports plane or light fighter. It weighs around 30 tons, that's another special feature that makes this look unbelievable! Great picture too!

A visitor from Finland posted Fri June 30, 2006:
Perfect!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon June 26, 2006:
I've seen an Extra 300S do this inverted. The pilot must have had nerves of steel. But that's the same for this pilot. a little lower and he ruins a beautiful airplane and... most likely... himself!

A visitor from United States posted Thu June 22, 2006:
No coments... Picture sais evrything for itself!

A visitor from France posted Thu June 22, 2006:
Wouah !

A visitor from United States posted Wed June 21, 2006:
Holy..............

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue June 20, 2006:
Terrifying

A visitor from Egypt posted Tue June 20, 2006:
Low flying is better than haveing sex ...... i think this pic can tell us the reason !!!!!!!!! from russia with luv

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun June 18, 2006:
They don't wory about the landing, just put the landing gear down...that's it. Amazing pilots.

A visitor from Venezuela posted Sun June 18, 2006:
Greats photo

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri June 16, 2006:
I guess the pilot was drunk the day before.. Nedeed to clear his mind rapidly )) Joking )) Those are really awesome guys!! Flying Devild - I like the sound of it! They really are!

A visitor from Norway posted Thu June 15, 2006:
Russian air taxing...?

A visitor from Turkey posted Tue June 13, 2006:
Are these pilots taxiing or fliying?..Amazing..
One word for the pilots and the photographer:Superrr..

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon June 12, 2006:
UNBEILIVABLE..........

A visitor from Uruguay posted Mon June 12, 2006:
Amazing photo! Is it levitating or what? A very skillful pilot I must say

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun June 11, 2006:
As a fighter it fly very low.

A visitor from Kuwait posted Sat June 10, 2006:
Excellento!!!

A visitor from Singapore posted Fri June 9, 2006:
Israeli Air Force combat pilots are The Best in the world but the Russians have The Most outrageous airshow pilots in the world. That's a compliment!

A visitor from United States posted Thu June 8, 2006:
Haaaaaaa, thats why russian pilots are better

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu June 8, 2006:
Sukhoi is just the best flying stuff over the world

A visitor from Turkey posted Thu June 8, 2006:
For the clear picture and the braveness of the pilot.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu June 8, 2006:
Russia & AMD :)

A visitor from United States posted Thu June 8, 2006:
This pilot is amazing. The plane is also amazing and shows just how technologically advanced the Russians can really be. What a beautiful photo.

A visitor from Germany posted Wed June 7, 2006:
Awesome pic! I haven't seen anything like that!

A visitor from Canada posted Sun June 4, 2006:
They got balls

A visitor from Algeria posted Sat June 3, 2006:
Absolutely splendid. A thrilling moment and cutting-edge shot of a heavy and large jet in cruising configuration but at grass altitude. It looks like a still plane or a magnetic levitation craft.

The pilot (guts, Jedi-like mastering) and the photographer (clear image, crisp colors, no blur) met perfect conditions (wind, place, camera, light, ...). Five stars for both skilled men.

A visitor from Canada posted Thu June 1, 2006:
Even better than airshow minimums !! can you imagine having been on the flight line when this "bad boy" went by. amazing photo

A visitor from Canada posted Thu June 1, 2006:
I have done low and overs, but i have never mowed the lawn with a fighter jet

A visitor from - posted Thu June 1, 2006:
Absolute clarity makes the pic well worth viewing.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon May 29, 2006:
Absolutely bloody fantastic! Pilot, aircraft and especially the photograph!:D

I dont know what else to say....just, brillaint...:D

A visitor from Ireland posted Mon May 29, 2006:
Cool!though it would be better had the flanker been upside down!

A visitor from Uruguay posted Mon May 29, 2006:
This is what you get when you put the best pilot in the world together with the best fighter.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sat May 27, 2006:
Amazing!

A visitor from Canada posted Sat May 27, 2006:
Amazing. Low flying is far from being easy, to fly such a large jet in clean configuration that low requires immence talent (and balls).

A visitor from Hungary posted Fri May 26, 2006:
Respect to the Pilot :)

A visitor from Argentina posted Fri May 26, 2006:
Simple xcellent, note the refuel probe xtended on the starborad of the noose

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 26, 2006:
Amazing!

A visitor from Hungary posted Thu May 25, 2006:
Really insane russian pilots. I want to see the photo what's taken few seconds after this... 1,5 m above the ground, with 6-700 km per hour... Excellent!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue May 23, 2006:
The Russian Flying Devil Anatoliy Kvochur with his smart bird - the best show you can see!!!

A visitor from United States posted Mon May 22, 2006:
As a retired USAF fighter pilot, this is a pretty picture but nothing spectacular in the low pass. I've flown this low (and possibly lower) with a big prop on the nose to worry about.

A visitor from - posted Sun May 21, 2006:
Even MAVERICK can't do this.
Excilent pilot SKILLS

A visitor from United States posted Sun May 21, 2006:
You crazy Russians. I have never seen anybody fly that low ever. You guys know your how to impress people.

A visitor from Kuwait posted Sun May 21, 2006:
Oh waw that is the real pilots

A visitor from Serbia And Montenegro posted Sat May 20, 2006:
Taxi on the runway, Russian way.
I just wish I was there to see it my self.
Thanks to photographer who made it possible for the rest of the world to enjoy this magnificent pilot skill.
Russia rules

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri May 19, 2006:
I wonder what the guy in the back is saying...

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 19, 2006:
Holy mother mary--WOW

my god thats amazing

A visitor from India posted Wed May 17, 2006:
Thats really great

A visitor from - posted Tue May 16, 2006:
This picture is the best picture i have ever seen

A visitor from Bulgaria posted Tue May 16, 2006:
Just try to do this and will understand why it's amazing shot

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri May 12, 2006:
The colours are crisp and the photo is perfectly focused.

A visitor from France posted Thu May 11, 2006:
Very impressive !!!

A visitor from Romania posted Tue May 9, 2006:
You had to be mad to do a thig like this with a plane so large. There will not be another pcture like this.

A visitor from France posted Mon May 8, 2006:
Insane

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun May 7, 2006:
Will be an impressive manoeuvre when hes allowed down to display height! Keep practicing dude!!

good flyin'!

A visitor from Poland posted Thu May 4, 2006:
Beautiful Su-30 and perfect pilot! Best mix :)

A visitor from Germany posted Wed May 3, 2006:
Hey pilot, are you searching for the Harrier function in this plane?

A visitor from Greece posted Wed May 3, 2006:
WOW! AMAZING!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed May 3, 2006:
Crayzzzzz

A visitor from Ukraine posted Fri April 28, 2006:
Ooohhh my GOD!!!

A visitor from Singapore posted Fri April 28, 2006:
Great shot. At the same time U dont have to be Russian to so but it is helpful anyway

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 27, 2006:
What a feeling of speed from the cockpit this would have to be.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Wed April 26, 2006:
It's like some sort of art. Beautiful

A visitor from Israel posted Tue April 25, 2006:
That plane could probably chop off someones head! it looks like its flying 2 yards above the ground-amazing!

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 25, 2006:
Russian pilots are great and crazy . . .
A wise man once said, "Pilots can be old or bold, but not old and bold . . ." :D

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sun April 23, 2006:
Wonderful picture!

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 22, 2006:
Put the gear down before you are!

A visitor from Germany posted Fri April 21, 2006:
Rarely performed & taken, efforts of both Pilot & photographer is outstanding & Awesome here,I've never seen such kind of a picture before. Khurram

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed April 19, 2006:
Just an amazing picture of sheer skill, guts and talent. Wow.

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 19, 2006:
Incredible, good deal!!!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue April 18, 2006:
Incredible

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 18, 2006:
That is the coolest photo I have ever seen on this website

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 18, 2006:
My head is spinning! That's so low to the ground even the bugs are scared! The pilot must have ice water in his veins!

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 18, 2006:
Wow..awesome, photo rocks man.. one more to my wallpaper collection

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 18, 2006:
Unreal! I wanna see someone do that in a Jas 39-Gripen. That's a beautiful plane. The most high-tech too.

A visitor from Belarus posted Mon April 17, 2006:
The best fighter + aces as crew = amazing shots ;)

A visitor from Latvia posted Mon April 17, 2006:
Already much comments... nothing to add :-) it's simply the best! 5/5

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 16, 2006:
Very dangerous you have to be realy expiernced to do that and know the aircraft but what a truly amazing flight

A visitor from Greece posted Sat April 15, 2006:
Incredible

A visitor from Poland posted Fri April 14, 2006:
I love russian airplanes...

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu April 13, 2006:
Dude! thats wicked! :D

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu April 13, 2006:
Looks Cool =P

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu April 13, 2006:
Flying under the radar gets a new definition...

A visitor from France posted Wed April 12, 2006:
And after that you may ask why russians have crashed so many fighters during airshows :-) ! But I must admit they are the greatests, thanks for the performance, and for the shot too !

"Furaxounet"

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed April 12, 2006:
What a shot you took.i'm saying this because it's something that's impossible to do.

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 12, 2006:
It's just cool

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue April 11, 2006:
This is really high class! Bravo!!!

A visitor from India posted Mon April 10, 2006:
It doesn't get better than this -Capt.Ashwin .b.Iyer

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon April 10, 2006:
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! Super, super, super shot! And great credit to the pilots on this amazing manoeuvre!

A visitor from Poland posted Sun April 9, 2006:
Gosh... It seems that Russians want to refuel from... ground tanker. I wonder who will made enough fast fuel truck :-)))

A visitor from India posted Sun April 9, 2006:
It's amazing that this photo should have captured the plane flying at its outrageously low altitude. it must have been a truly difficult shot to get in the frame as well, as the plane would have been going incredibly fast. I guess the film speed was extreme as well, since the background is not blurred

A visitor from Spain posted Sun April 9, 2006:
Torero. Very beautiful

A visitor from Mexico posted Sun April 9, 2006:
Rusia have the best pilots of the world

A visitor from Argentina posted Sun April 9, 2006:
Because it's really impresive the low-low altitude and that it's beutifull and exciting!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 8, 2006:
Incredible! No background blur either so must be very fast shutter speed? And yet still large depth of field. Amazing shot!

A visitor from Canada posted Sat April 8, 2006:
Outstanding maneuver and great capture of it!

A visitor from Spain posted Sat April 8, 2006:
I cannot believe it it is amazing .... a great photo
saludos España
JM

A visitor from China posted Sat April 8, 2006:
Crazy RUS pilot! great respact from China!.......I/JG54_Empirehawk

A visitor from Finland posted Sat April 8, 2006:
You must have either really big balls or really small brain to do that... Or then again, when you're flying that low you probably have to have both.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 8, 2006:
Russian Cruiser!!!

A visitor from France posted Sat April 8, 2006:
Sorry, there's no corn to harvest on that field ...

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 8, 2006:
Fantastic Shot!

That pilot is RAF Red Arrows Calibre!

A visitor from India posted Sat April 8, 2006:
Very rare. Nice photo.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sat April 8, 2006:
Thank's for shot! Russia is best! Kvochur is best! ole-ole-ole-ole!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 8, 2006:
Cool.. russians are just so crazy in those kinda things

A visitor from Mexico posted Sat April 8, 2006:
Perfect focus

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat April 8, 2006:
"Oh, it's exciting, fly lower than 1m."
"It's more than 1m I think..."

That's right! It's 1,03m!! :-)

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 8, 2006:
#1 It is an outstanding picture, content-wise
#2 It is very well done - good focus and composition
#3 I just like military hardware

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Sat April 8, 2006:
"Oh, it's exciting, fly lower than 1m". It's more than 1m I think...

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Amazing

A visitor from New Zealand posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Bxxxxx hell - say no more incredible

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Sweet Ass!!! Those crazy Russians know how to fly!!! What else needs to be said, the dude is right on the runway, blowing the dirt off!!!

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 7, 2006:
An absolutely stunning display of aerial accuracy.

A visitor from Algeria posted Fri April 7, 2006:
This picture shows us how great are the russian pilots

A visitor from Denmark posted Fri April 7, 2006:
What the *%#¤ !
I believe Russian pilots are great !
Low can I say...

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Absolutely beautiful when in a clean configuration...and even better looking when it's flying 5 feet off of the ground

A visitor from Singapore posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Wow! If I lay flat on the ground, my headful of hair would've been blown away! I thought this is only possible in movies like "Mission Impossible" or "James Bond". Sublime flying skill here, no doubt. Thanks for sharing, Zhang.

A visitor from Algeria posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Gears up, flaps up!! the pilot should be the most skilled or the most insane; good shot zheng.

A visitor from Italy posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Only russian can make aircraft like this and fly like this. BIG BIG BIG Respect. From a froggy

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Unbeliveable! Those pilots have nerves made of steel!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri April 7, 2006:
I couldnt believe the clarity to catch the form of the shadow beneath the aircraft DAN

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Russia pilots the best of the best!!!

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Nice shot, had to be high speed

A visitor from Uruguay posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Perfect focus. Amazing flying!

A visitor from Mexico posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Just the best

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri April 7, 2006:
Seems to be in perfect control close to the ground

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Reminds me of Luke Skywalker's Speeder, seemingly hovering, from Star Wars fame. Nice job to both the photographer and the "hot stick" in the driver's seat.

A visitor from France posted Thu April 6, 2006:
What a precise pilot !

A visitor from Chile posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Very good this photo, very crazy pilot

A visitor from Latvia posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Don't try this at home, definitely! Wonderful photo, wonderful pilots!

A visitor from Greece posted Thu April 6, 2006:
From telamon1
Sorry l was wrong!
5stars is not enaugh.

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Great shot, great pilot, poor airman...

A visitor from Finland posted Thu April 6, 2006:
VERY seldom seen a/c performing such a flight! Great plane, great pilot! Good capture!

A visitor from Canada posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Simply excellent

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu April 6, 2006:
I'm proud that I know this pilot and I used to work with him in terms of Su-27's engine modernization. I thought that A. Kvochur has left Flight Research Institute and I'm happy that I was wrong.

A visitor from Finland posted Thu April 6, 2006:
He forgot his glasses... can't see the ground :)
Amazing trick, major balls needed to do that.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Sorry to all the proud air forces out there.. this kind of flying is only be done by mad russian pilots.. simply amazing!

A visitor from Germany posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Hehe, Su-34 still the best bomber ever made in the world.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Great shot! Real class!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Amazing!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu April 6, 2006:
The best

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu April 6, 2006:
How low is low?

A visitor from Saudi Arabia posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Thts what i call flying !!!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Made in Russia!!!
The best pilots all over the world!!!

A visitor from Australia posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Bloody Hell! I'd hate to think what would happen if he encountered some turbulane! Great shot

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 6, 2006:
If that is flying that low to the ground, that's amazing, plus that is a sweet plane.

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Good pilot

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Very dramatic, plus its a Sukhoi

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 6, 2006:
This photo is awesome because it captures the grace and handling of the aircraft so well. The lack of a speed blur or flames from an afterburner almost makes the jet look as if it were sitting idling on a taxiway!

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Now this takes balls!

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 6, 2006:
Good photo. Hard to believe they can do what our USAF aero teams do. I noticed no flaps; airspeed?

In reality, this is old tech. We have the "bathtub"; stealthy too!

Gilles Fireagle

A visitor from Romania posted Wed April 5, 2006:
That guy could have hit a rock or something!
Most impressive shot i've ever seen.

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 5, 2006:
Being a pilot i know just how difficult this is

A visitor from Switzerland posted Wed April 5, 2006:
Exciting flight I guess

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 5, 2006:
Nothing's impossible now..

A visitor from Greece posted Wed April 5, 2006:
Wow, Sukhoi-30 ... and their pilots, cannot be "touched"!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Wed April 5, 2006:
I am proud of my country...

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Wed April 5, 2006:
Vodka Power!! Seriously, Amazing display of flying skills.

A visitor from Germany posted Wed April 5, 2006:
Nice angel, excellent airplane!!! No words to describe it!!!! Just awasome!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed April 5, 2006:
Crazy pilot???

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed April 5, 2006:
Russians are geniuses!

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Wed April 5, 2006:
If they put there gears down.. That might be Landing sequence... Wow.. So Cool

A visitor from Canada posted Wed April 5, 2006:
Low level, weels up flying........... Dose it get any better!!! This is truly one of the most beautiful fighter aircraft ever built. When you look at the stick jockeys you get a good prospective of just how big this plane is. This pic is way to cool ! ! !

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 5, 2006:
That is pure insanity to fly at such a height without the gear down. I'm a pilot myself and its incredibly difficult to hold a low altitude at high speeds. Great shot of it though!

A visitor from Mexico posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Nice airplane,the best of the world

A visitor from Slovakia posted Tue April 4, 2006:
It's an amazing shot...cuz the aircraft is flying at a very high speed...

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Nice Shot!

A visitor from Germany posted Tue April 4, 2006:
What an awesome shot, I would rate it 10 stars when it would be possible.

By the way: See this picture for a view from another angle: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1027487/L/

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Simply Amazing

A visitor from Belgium posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Wow, there is nothing to say, just WOW

Manu

A visitor from Argentina posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Are they crazy????

A visitor from Poland posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Thats very impressive... Amazing, what are our Russian friends capable of... I'm half a Russian :) and photos such as this makes me feel proud of my Russian part, although that was diffrent till today :D

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue April 4, 2006:
That's incredible! It's extremely low. Nice photo.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue April 4, 2006:
I love that pilot already!
He and his "Steel bird" is one creature here! But such risks is not for me... besides - i`m a girl. So sad about it!

A visitor from Germany posted Tue April 4, 2006:
I can't trust my eyes as I watch this . . .

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 4, 2006:
I love photos taken from a downward looking aspect. This is one ballsy pilot.

A visitor from Finland posted Tue April 4, 2006:
How do they do that? ;D

A visitor from India posted Tue April 4, 2006:
I find no words to describe this imm-mach-ulate shot.......a split second error would result in tail strike and terrible destruction....hats off to the two daredevil pilots........gbala

A visitor from France posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Great! Those Russians are crazy!

A visitor from Slovakia posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Thats the way, how to taxi without gear. ;-)

A visitor from Romania posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Excelent Skills!!!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Crazy pilots plus perfect avionics plus excelent photographer and here is the incredible picture. WOW!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Amazing example of Russian flying skills. Great shot to capture the moment.

A visitor from Ukraine posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Just Mega Guys. No comments!!! Russia Rulez!!! Our Pilotas are the Best!!! Ostalnie - otdikhayut!!!

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Amazing picture! congrats!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue April 4, 2006:
If you look at shot angle - you can see that even photographer couldn't get lower altitude :)

A visitor from Austria posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Poor ants ;)
excellent shot!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue April 4, 2006:
My god

A visitor from Greece posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Five stars from me too. Awesome pilot, with an awesome aircraft. Russia rules!

A visitor from Lithuania posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Very impresive.realy good shot

A visitor from Taiwan posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Very nice! I like the photo!

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 4, 2006:
WOW, like a magetic train floating on the rail.

A visitor from Indonesia posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Great and Great, What else. The difficult ground clearence performance and the smart shooting are on this pic.

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Great photo showing the precision performance of both airplane and pilot! One mistake and its all over, but the pilot holds it together!

A visitor from Barbados posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Not only is the detail and colours dramatic, the mere feat of flying at that height makes the picture all that more dramatic.

A visitor from United States posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Holy %#*@ blown away by this pic. Does it look as though the inflight refuel probe is extended. If so why on earth ?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue April 4, 2006:
Amazing pilots and amazing photographer!
It just looks like it is hovering in mid-air.

A visitor from United States posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Those Russians sure can put on an air show!
Does that look like the inflite refueling probe
sticking out the upper left of the nose.

A visitor from United States posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Beautiful picture of a very clean aircraft!!!

considering how quickly the aircraft was flying by (some have said ~300kts) I am especially impressed by the clarity and crispness of the aircraft markings and rway lines aft of the aircraft.

A visitor from United States posted Mon April 3, 2006:
I see in an earlier commentary that the pilot is Anatoliy Kvochur, a wonderful individual as well as the consumate test pilot...! He was also the pilot who took a bird strike (at Farnborough I believe) in a Mig-29 and performed a zero time ejection only after making sure the crowd was safe and that the aircraft couldn't be saved.

Every time he exists the cockpit following a flight display he does a roman press, revealing just how composed he is...!! He also has a hand-shake like solid granite.

On top of it all he is the most humble person you could imagine in spite of his obvious talents...!

A visitor from United States posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Now THAT's what I call high-speed taxiing...! Would love to see the adrenalin levels for these guys, especially the back-seater along for the ride.

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon April 3, 2006:
So close to the ground and so paralel to it. Amazing!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Best techique I'ver seen.

A visitor from Canada posted Mon April 3, 2006:
It is amazing to see how low the plane can go and how brave the pilots are. the plane looks nice as well. what can i say the russians rule

A visitor from Greece posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Simply A-W-E-S-O-M-E. That pilot is just... just... I'm sitting speechless.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Cool!
It looks like it's just hovering over the ground!

A visitor from Egypt posted Mon April 3, 2006:
The angle of the pic was great and the plane made an outstanding fly "over"!!!

A visitor from Austria posted Mon April 3, 2006:
This is "THE" ultimate master of low-level-flying at work! Just wonderful.

A visitor from Germany posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Both, pilot and photographer showed expert skills. Thanks to them for that masterpiece.
By the way: Did the tower say: low level or mow level? ;-)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon April 3, 2006:
It even looks like he's on the ground, apart from he has no landing gear!!! *****

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Great Pilot. And Great Russia!!!

A visitor from Finland posted Mon April 3, 2006:
I will do the same with my C-172!
They are nuts!

A visitor from Greece posted Mon April 3, 2006:
A great display of airmanship. Reminds me of the old films about WWI when pilots used to fly and not just press buttons.

A visitor from Uruguay posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Just two words absolutly awesome!

A visitor from Norway posted Mon April 3, 2006:
WOW. This is impossible, or I thought it was. But after I saw this picture, I found out that nothing is impossible for russian pilots.

A visitor from Norway posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Lovely clear shot of the a/c! Talk about being at the right place at the right time! Not very often to be seen! RS

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 3, 2006:
The pilot's name is Anatoliy Kvochur. The trick looks even better when he flies over water.

A visitor from Serbia And Montenegro posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Exelent moment of life.

A visitor from United States posted Mon April 3, 2006:
I have a friend who as engineer and he passed on the following in regards to the posts asking about the speed of the Sukhoi in the picture:

Based upon the angle of attack, and adjusting for ground effect, I would estimate his speed at something close to 300 knots. Any slower would require a much greater angle of attack and much faster would begin to form some type of condensation in the air around the plane.

A visitor from Norway posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Unbelievable! I wonder if both pilots are involved in controlling the plane at the moment or one of them is flying and the other is praying to the God of Altitude Controls... Amazing piece of flying!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 3, 2006:
The pilot's technique is outstanding. The maestro's name Anatoliy Kvochur. He also shows this trick above water - looks even better. He's neither landing nor taking off - he's flying over runway. Patrol de France's and Fracci Tricolore's planes are much lighter, but they can't repeat the same trick.

A visitor from Poland posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Breathtaking, amazing, i'm proud i'm a slav.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 3, 2006:
No comments... It's work!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Russial pilots are world's best!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Russia is Best! Remeber!

A visitor from India posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Only best of the best can fly this baby!!!

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Very good shot

A visitor from Indonesia posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Damn good!! boys n girls...dont try this at home!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon April 3, 2006:
This shot captures the essence of a top pilots skill. Straight and level at almost ground contact.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Very impressive!

A visitor from - posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Wow... very cool picture.

A visitor from Peru posted Mon April 3, 2006:
Pull up....pull up ... terrain!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Close enough to reach out and touch some one

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Not just the photographer is good. but this is one hell of a pilot

A visitor from China posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Exciting photo! There is blasting dynamics of gliding aircraft or levitating weightless giant (zero gravity, magic is real!). Perfect shot, Congratulations, Master Zheng. Czesc

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun April 2, 2006:
WOW Crazy Russians as usual:) I bet the pilot of this one was deaf after this from the autopilot screaming PULL UP, PULL UP, TO LOW GEAR TO LOW FLAPS TERRAIN TERARIN PULL UP. Nice work :)

A visitor from Sweden posted Sun April 2, 2006:
WOW. That´s awesome.

A visitor from Denmark posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Just amizing, just amizing.. thes pilots is prof...!

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Awesome shot, incredibly guts on this skilled/reckless/crazy pilot!

A visitor from Singapore posted Sun April 2, 2006:
They have performed the Cobra Strike , now comes the Crouching Tiger stunt!! Great skill.

A visitor from Kuwait posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Never seen a pilot flys as low as this russian guy is doing!

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Great detail

A visitor from Romania posted Sun April 2, 2006:
The photo is excelent but the pilot is insane. A pilot from Romania

A visitor from India posted Sun April 2, 2006:
JUST AN AMAZING SHOT...SUPERB FLYING BY THE RUSSIANS

A visitor from Belgium posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Extremely butyful to watch how the russians do it!!!
go go russian!! rossija vperod!!!

A visitor from Ireland posted Sun April 2, 2006:
It takes the Russian's to do something this awsome. Thank's for sharing the shot with us.

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Amazing picture! Well done that cameraman, such a sharp subject yet not a hint of pan-blur in the background.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Fantastic!

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
I hope he's got an accurate altimeter ... notice the fire trucks lined up across the way, just in case? ....

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Very nice photo

A visitor from India posted Sun April 2, 2006:
The sukhoi rules!

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Hmmm, nice altitude

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
I nominate this one for easy top five pic on airliners wow!!!!!

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Now that pilot has got lots of guts pulling off such a dangerous stunt. the photog was also in his groove to capture this image.

A visitor from Canada posted Sun April 2, 2006:
May be it is my emotion about what plane pilot does and not the quality of the image itself. But this image caught my attantion right away. I just like it a lot.

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Excellent picture...it demosnstrates how fast this plane must begoing for there to be enough lift. yet it seems frozen in time.....
I would love to se this same scenario with vapour tracers to see the airflow underneath the plane!!

A visitor from Malaysia posted Sun April 2, 2006:
How low it can go, I guess all that training is
really worth it.

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Crazy Ivan!! Awesome though...

A visitor from Malaysia posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Great shot. It would be nicer if the shot could be taken at lower angle.

A visitor from France posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Amazing shot! If this photo was shown on any other website I would tell you it was a fake! Russian pilots... simply incredible!

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
This picture is so COOL because it is so Cool to see a jet flying low to the ground and I have never seen one fly that close.

A visitor from Norway posted Sun April 2, 2006:
You have shooten the most beautiful fighter in the world in a outstanding situation.Excellent!

A visitor from Sweden posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Insane flying... must be the lowest fly-by I've ever seen. Truly impressive, since it isn't much room for error.

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
What a sleek, gorgeous, perfect jet, nice paint scheme, *and* fairly good flying skills to boot! Wing commander: "Piotr, were you drinking before flight? Maybe you transfer to naval hovercraft unit, da?"

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
The aircraft seems to be flying quite fast, the angle of attack is very small. Only Su-30 doing tumbles in the air top this one.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Man that russian is a real dare devil. dang. superb shot. right place at the right time....

A visitor from Germany posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Sweet! Glad you kept your calm long enough to let us enjoy that shot ;) I just hope the pilot doesn't sneeze!

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
This pilot has skills!!!

A visitor from Portugal posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Jeee... scary!

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
HOLY $#&%!!!! Awesome!

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 2, 2006:
Now That's what I call "flying Below the Radar!" Great work Xu Zheng!

A visitor from Kuwait posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Whoa!..excellento!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Russian pilots rulezzz

A visitor from Ireland posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Suberb shot of some superb flying! well done

A visitor from France posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Congratulations from France!! Even the "Patrouille de France" would be impressed!!

A visitor from Costa Rica posted Sat April 1, 2006:
No comments, just amazing
#1

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Very good shot, i give camera man and the skilled performers much credit

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 1, 2006:
The only thing i can say is... Wow, thanks for sharing this with us.

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Even the pilots could barely know the altitude!
GREAT SHOT!

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Is it low flying or did he forget to lower his landing gear?

A visitor from Iran, Islamic Republic Of posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Absolutely perfect!

A visitor from Denmark posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Hmm, I see the Russians has finally developed invisible landing gear... :D

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat April 1, 2006:
It is the sheer excitement of the moment. I wonder how the person in the backseat must have felt. This sort of flying requires tremendous skill and confidence. Simply a great shot!

A visitor from India posted Sat April 1, 2006:
What flying !!!!
does the pilot have any room for error ?

A visitor from Malta posted Sat April 1, 2006:
That's what I call flying low. I just can't decide whether this pilot is just daring or out of his mind. Great shot anyway.

A visitor from Greece posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Keeping a big jet like this so low, even at takeoff speeds, takes great skills and experience. Great pilots, awesome shot!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Very fine piece of flying,and photography.

A visitor from Spain posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Crazy guys. Hope they really know what they are doing out there...

A visitor from Sweden posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Russian extreme flying -outstanding!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sat April 1, 2006:
It's incredible!

A visitor from India posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Excellent flying skills with my favourite aircraft Su-30.Su-30 series was first delivered for Indian Air Force(IAF)... Congrats pilots for flying and RUSSIANS for creating excellent air-machine ... Cheers:-)

A visitor from Finland posted Sat April 1, 2006:
This has to be one of those "once in a lifetime"- shots. This shot has "it".

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Lowrider looks great being so close to the runway !

A visitor from Denmark posted Sat April 1, 2006:
This picture is.. just amazing!!
Red arrows or Blue Angels may be good, but the russians are REALLY the Topguns!!

A visitor from Australia posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Would the ground effect be a big factor in assiting in maintaining such a low altitude

A visitor from Australia posted Sat April 1, 2006:
This photo jumps at you and gives the WOW factor,what amazing piloting skills.

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 1, 2006:
The SU-30 now comes equipped with F-117 landing gear.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 1, 2006:
What can you say?! Incredible picture.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Brilliant shot!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 1, 2006:
That's incredible. How fast is he going?

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Very thanks photographer and russian pilots !!!

A visitor from Indonesia posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Woooowwww!!!! what a stunnig action!! , i recommend that the pilot must have the psycho test before flight next time he...he..

A visitor from Indonesia posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Great russian!!!!

A visitor from Germany posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Fantastic display. The lowest fly-by I've ever seen......Fly low and Hit Hard!! Congratulations with this picture!

A visitor from Malaysia posted Sat April 1, 2006:
He is the real pilot.amazing....

A visitor from Canada posted Sat April 1, 2006:
HOLY. Needs bottom-view radar/camera

A visitor from Cambodia posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Nice catch!

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Great shot!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Incredibl skill, incredible aircraft. How scary would it have been to be sat in the back?? 5/5

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 1, 2006:
By far the best shot I've seen this month ;-)

A visitor from Australia posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Go Boys. WOW

A visitor from Australia posted Sat April 1, 2006:
I wonder how it feels if I lie down and let the Su-30 fly over me!

A visitor from Canada posted Sat April 1, 2006:
That is a true act of craziness is more like it! They've must have watched "Top Gun" one too many times. I bet both have their hand on the ejection seat handle on that pass!

A visitor from Canada posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Looks like the pilot has the attention of the backseater. Great work by the photographer!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat April 1, 2006:
WoW !!! Truely unbelievable! 5 stars!

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Insane! Crazy! I believe it is the first and last time i will see things like this.....

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Wow! lowest pass i've ever seen, damn good work!

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Five stars for Russian fighter pilots! These guys rock! Scrap those boring Thunderbirds right now!!

A visitor from France posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Too much vodka ... :]

A visitor from Canada posted Sat April 1, 2006:
This is the best!!!! This is like the best picture ive seen all year

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 1, 2006:
The speed they are traveling at a height (altitude) no greater than his landing gear would be extended.
he also must use good judgement when he pulls up to go around - a tail drag would ruin his day

A visitor from Mexico posted Sat April 1, 2006:
I wouldn´t dare to do this, but it sure is a suicidal and daredevil act. T.B.

A visitor from Puerto Rico posted Sat April 1, 2006:
This shows their skills at flying. I actually have tried to do this in flight simulatior and i've been able to only do it sometimes, becuse it is VERY hard

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Outstanding picture and performance, but I would not like to be in the back seat.

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat April 1, 2006:
This is a true act of bravery!

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 1, 2006:
Only Russion pilots can do this :D Crazy.....

A visitor from United States posted Fri March 31, 2006:
My god their incredible

A visitor from Canada posted Fri March 31, 2006:
It apprears that the su-30 is taxing with invisable landing gear.

A visitor from United States posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Bring's a whole new meaning to the license plate holders, "I'm not driving fast, just flying low." Flying low is right, WOW!

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri March 31, 2006:
The Russian fighters are far better than another ones in the world and the pilots ar far crazy!! Nice shot!

A visitor from United States posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Amazing photo, great timing. Looks like the plane is actually lower than the one in the background, haha.

A visitor from New Zealand posted Fri March 31, 2006:
That's really some unbelievable flying going on there; great photo!
-Leo P.

A visitor from Germany posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Another crazy Russian. What an outstanding performance. Thanks for capturing it!
Cheers - ZakHH

A visitor from United States posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Very nice picture!! Looks like everyday the pilots go more lower!! Probably next picture will be with an ant touching the plane..???

A visitor from Spain posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Does anyone know if the pilot is A.Kvochur? Is he still performing " Test Pilots" shows? GREAT PHOTO!!

A visitor from Morocco posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Outstanding...last time i saw a flyby like this it was in starwars episode 4

A visitor from Norway posted Fri March 31, 2006:
That I call a real low pass. Great shot.

A visitor from Spain posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Did he keep his job after the show?

A visitor from Belgium posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Glad there is no turbulence :-) just simply amazing

A visitor from Poland posted Fri March 31, 2006:
The best I see. Pozdrawiam Mati

A visitor from Egypt posted Fri March 31, 2006:
WOW is what explains this photo, just WOW... Great timeing...

A visitor from United States posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Completely amazing! By far the best (and lowest) flyby I've ever seen. Congrats on the shot!

Regards

A visitor from Finland posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Only the Russians dare this kind of flying!!

A visitor from United States posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Nice clean shot, very low to the ground

A visitor from Uruguay posted Fri March 31, 2006:
No crosswind at all, I guess

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Woooooooooooooa!!! Kvochur rules!!! Eh, if he repeat this perfoming at MAKS....

A visitor from Switzerland posted Fri March 31, 2006:
The most beatiful Fighter performing breathtaking action what a great timing.Outstanding Work!

A visitor from Germany posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Inbelievable!!! A little bit lower and they need a altimeter with negativ scale ;-)
Perfect timing!

A visitor from United States posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Wow! Too low for my comfort. Excellent photo though.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri March 31, 2006:
Woah, low enough to knock somone over. That must take some skill. Great photo, great timing, great shot, great everything. 5/5

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Fri March 31, 2006:
I'm speechless... The lowest ever pass found! Congratulations on the photo, excellent timing with this exciting moment! 5 stars for sure

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