Aviation Photo #1025605 Sukhoi Su-30LL - Russia - Air Force

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Anonymous
12 years ago
I'm speechless... The lowest ever pass found! Congratulations on the photo, excellent timing with this exciting moment! 5 stars for sure
Anonymous
12 years ago
Woah, low enough to knock somone over. That must take some skill. Great photo, great timing, great shot, great everything. 5/5
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow! Too low for my comfort. Excellent photo though.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Inbelievable!!! A little bit lower and they need a altimeter with negativ scale ;-)
Perfect timing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The most beatiful Fighter performing breathtaking action what a great timing.Outstanding Work!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Woooooooooooooa!!! Kvochur rules!!! Eh, if he repeat this perfoming at MAKS....
Anonymous
12 years ago
No crosswind at all, I guess
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice clean shot, very low to the ground
Anonymous
12 years ago
Only the Russians dare this kind of flying!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Completely amazing! By far the best (and lowest) flyby I've ever seen. Congrats on the shot!

Regards
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOW is what explains this photo, just WOW... Great timeing...
Anonymous
12 years ago
The best I see. Pozdrawiam Mati
Anonymous
12 years ago
Glad there is no turbulence :-) just simply amazing
Anonymous
12 years ago
Did he keep his job after the show?
Anonymous
12 years ago
That I call a real low pass. Great shot.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Outstanding...last time i saw a flyby like this it was in starwars episode 4
Anonymous
12 years ago
Does anyone know if the pilot is A.Kvochur? Is he still performing " Test Pilots" shows? GREAT PHOTO!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice picture!! Looks like everyday the pilots go more lower!! Probably next picture will be with an ant touching the plane..???
Anonymous
12 years ago
Another crazy Russian. What an outstanding performance. Thanks for capturing it!
Cheers - ZakHH
Anonymous
12 years ago
That's really some unbelievable flying going on there; great photo!
-Leo P.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing photo, great timing. Looks like the plane is actually lower than the one in the background, haha.
Anonymous
12 years ago
The Russian fighters are far better than another ones in the world and the pilots ar far crazy!! Nice shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Bring's a whole new meaning to the license plate holders, "I'm not driving fast, just flying low." Flying low is right, WOW!
Anonymous
12 years ago
It apprears that the su-30 is taxing with invisable landing gear.
Anonymous
12 years ago
My god their incredible
Anonymous
12 years ago
Only Russion pilots can do this :D Crazy.....
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is a true act of bravery!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Outstanding picture and performance, but I would not like to be in the back seat.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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
Anonymous
12 years ago
I wouldn´t dare to do this, but it sure is a suicidal and daredevil act. T.B.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is the best!!!! This is like the best picture ive seen all year
Anonymous
12 years ago
Too much vodka ... :]
Anonymous
12 years ago
Five stars for Russian fighter pilots! These guys rock! Scrap those boring Thunderbirds right now!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow! lowest pass i've ever seen, damn good work!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Insane! Crazy! I believe it is the first and last time i will see things like this.....
Anonymous
12 years ago
WoW !!! Truely unbelievable! 5 stars!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Looks like the pilot has the attention of the backseater. Great work by the photographer!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I wonder how it feels if I lie down and let the Su-30 fly over me!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Go Boys. WOW
Anonymous
12 years ago
By far the best shot I've seen this month ;-)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Incredibl skill, incredible aircraft. How scary would it have been to be sat in the back?? 5/5
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice catch!
Anonymous
12 years ago
HOLY. Needs bottom-view radar/camera
Anonymous
12 years ago
He is the real pilot.amazing....
Anonymous
12 years ago
Fantastic display. The lowest fly-by I've ever seen......Fly low and Hit Hard!! Congratulations with this picture!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great russian!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Woooowwww!!!! what a stunnig action!! , i recommend that the pilot must have the psycho test before flight next time he...he..
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very thanks photographer and russian pilots !!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
That's incredible. How fast is he going?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Brilliant shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
What can you say?! Incredible picture.
Anonymous
12 years ago
The SU-30 now comes equipped with F-117 landing gear.
Anonymous
12 years ago
This photo jumps at you and gives the WOW factor,what amazing piloting skills.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Would the ground effect be a big factor in assiting in maintaining such a low altitude
Anonymous
12 years ago
This picture is.. just amazing!!
Red arrows or Blue Angels may be good, but the russians are REALLY the Topguns!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Lowrider looks great being so close to the runway !
Anonymous
12 years ago
This has to be one of those "once in a lifetime"- shots. This shot has "it".
Anonymous
12 years ago
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:-)
Anonymous
12 years ago
It's incredible!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Russian extreme flying -outstanding!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Crazy guys. Hope they really know what they are doing out there...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very fine piece of flying,and photography.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Keeping a big jet like this so low, even at takeoff speeds, takes great skills and experience. Great pilots, awesome shot!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
What flying !!!!
does the pilot have any room for error ?
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Hmm, I see the Russians has finally developed invisible landing gear... :D
Anonymous
12 years ago
Absolutely perfect!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Is it low flying or did he forget to lower his landing gear?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Even the pilots could barely know the altitude!
GREAT SHOT!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The only thing i can say is... Wow, thanks for sharing this with us.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very good shot, i give camera man and the skilled performers much credit
Anonymous
12 years ago
No comments, just amazing
#1
Anonymous
12 years ago
Congratulations from France!! Even the "Patrouille de France" would be impressed!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Suberb shot of some superb flying! well done
Anonymous
12 years ago
Russian pilots rulezzz
Anonymous
12 years ago
Whoa!..excellento!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Now That's what I call "flying Below the Radar!" Great work Xu Zheng!
Anonymous
12 years ago
HOLY $#&%!!!! Awesome!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Jeee... scary!
Anonymous
12 years ago
This pilot has skills!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Sweet! Glad you kept your calm long enough to let us enjoy that shot ;) I just hope the pilot doesn't sneeze!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Man that russian is a real dare devil. dang. superb shot. right place at the right time....
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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?"
Anonymous
12 years ago
Insane flying... must be the lowest fly-by I've ever seen. Truly impressive, since it isn't much room for error.
Anonymous
12 years ago
You have shooten the most beautiful fighter in the world in a outstanding situation.Excellent!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing shot! If this photo was shown on any other website I would tell you it was a fake! Russian pilots... simply incredible!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shot. It would be nicer if the shot could be taken at lower angle.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Crazy Ivan!! Awesome though...
Anonymous
12 years ago
How low it can go, I guess all that training is
really worth it.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I nominate this one for easy top five pic on airliners wow!!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Hmmm, nice altitude
Anonymous
12 years ago
The sukhoi rules!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice photo
Anonymous
12 years ago
I hope he's got an accurate altimeter ... notice the fire trucks lined up across the way, just in case? ....
Anonymous
12 years ago
Fantastic!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing picture! Well done that cameraman, such a sharp subject yet not a hint of pan-blur in the background.
Anonymous
12 years ago
It takes the Russian's to do something this awsome. Thank's for sharing the shot with us.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Extremely butyful to watch how the russians do it!!!
go go russian!! rossija vperod!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
JUST AN AMAZING SHOT...SUPERB FLYING BY THE RUSSIANS
Anonymous
12 years ago
The photo is excelent but the pilot is insane. A pilot from Romania
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great detail
Anonymous
12 years ago
Never seen a pilot flys as low as this russian guy is doing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
They have performed the Cobra Strike , now comes the Crouching Tiger stunt!! Great skill.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Awesome shot, incredibly guts on this skilled/reckless/crazy pilot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just amizing, just amizing.. thes pilots is prof...!
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOW. That´s awesome.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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 :)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Exciting photo! There is blasting dynamics of gliding aircraft or levitating weightless giant (zero gravity, magic is real!). Perfect shot, Congratulations, Master Zheng. Czesc
Anonymous
12 years ago
Not just the photographer is good. but this is one hell of a pilot
Anonymous
12 years ago
Close enough to reach out and touch some one
Anonymous
12 years ago
Pull up....pull up ... terrain!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow... very cool picture.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very impressive!
Anonymous
12 years ago
This shot captures the essence of a top pilots skill. Straight and level at almost ground contact.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Damn good!! boys n girls...dont try this at home!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very good shot
Anonymous
12 years ago
Only best of the best can fly this baby!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Russia is Best! Remeber!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Russial pilots are world's best!
Anonymous
12 years ago
No comments... It's work!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Breathtaking, amazing, i'm proud i'm a slav.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Exelent moment of life.
Anonymous
12 years ago
The pilot's name is Anatoliy Kvochur. The trick looks even better when he flies over water.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just two words absolutly awesome!
Anonymous
12 years ago
A great display of airmanship. Reminds me of the old films about WWI when pilots used to fly and not just press buttons.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I will do the same with my C-172!
They are nuts!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great Pilot. And Great Russia!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
It even looks like he's on the ground, apart from he has no landing gear!!! *****
Anonymous
12 years ago
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? ;-)
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is "THE" ultimate master of low-level-flying at work! Just wonderful.
Anonymous
12 years ago
The angle of the pic was great and the plane made an outstanding fly "over"!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Cool!
It looks like it's just hovering over the ground!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Simply A-W-E-S-O-M-E. That pilot is just... just... I'm sitting speechless.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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
Anonymous
12 years ago
Best techique I'ver seen.
Anonymous
12 years ago
So close to the ground and so paralel to it. Amazing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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...!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing pilots and amazing photographer!
It just looks like it is hovering in mid-air.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Holy %#*@ blown away by this pic. Does it look as though the inflight refuel probe is extended. If so why on earth ?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Not only is the detail and colours dramatic, the mere feat of flying at that height makes the picture all that more dramatic.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great photo showing the precision performance of both airplane and pilot! One mistake and its all over, but the pilot holds it together!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great and Great, What else. The difficult ground clearence performance and the smart shooting are on this pic.
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOW, like a magetic train floating on the rail.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice! I like the photo!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very impresive.realy good shot
Anonymous
12 years ago
Five stars from me too. Awesome pilot, with an awesome aircraft. Russia rules!
Anonymous
12 years ago
My god
Anonymous
12 years ago
Poor ants ;)
excellent shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
If you look at shot angle - you can see that even photographer couldn't get lower altitude :)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing picture! congrats!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just Mega Guys. No comments!!! Russia Rulez!!! Our Pilotas are the Best!!! Ostalnie - otdikhayut!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing example of Russian flying skills. Great shot to capture the moment.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Crazy pilots plus perfect avionics plus excelent photographer and here is the incredible picture. WOW!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Excelent Skills!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Thats the way, how to taxi without gear. ;-)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great! Those Russians are crazy!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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
Anonymous
12 years ago
How do they do that? ;D
Anonymous
12 years ago
I love photos taken from a downward looking aspect. This is one ballsy pilot.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I can't trust my eyes as I watch this . . .
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
That's incredible! It's extremely low. Nice photo.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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
Anonymous
12 years ago
Are they crazy????
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow, there is nothing to say, just WOW

Manu
Anonymous
12 years ago
Simply Amazing
Anonymous
12 years ago
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/
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice Shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
It's an amazing shot...cuz the aircraft is flying at a very high speed...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice airplane,the best of the world
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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 ! ! !
Anonymous
12 years ago
If they put there gears down.. That might be Landing sequence... Wow.. So Cool
Anonymous
12 years ago
Russians are geniuses!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Crazy pilot???
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice angel, excellent airplane!!! No words to describe it!!!! Just awasome!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Vodka Power!! Seriously, Amazing display of flying skills.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I am proud of my country...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow, Sukhoi-30 ... and their pilots, cannot be "touched"!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nothing's impossible now..
Anonymous
12 years ago
Exciting flight I guess
Anonymous
12 years ago
Being a pilot i know just how difficult this is
Anonymous
12 years ago
That guy could have hit a rock or something!
Most impressive shot i've ever seen.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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
Anonymous
12 years ago
Now this takes balls!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very dramatic, plus its a Sukhoi
Anonymous
12 years ago
Good pilot
Anonymous
12 years ago
If that is flying that low to the ground, that's amazing, plus that is a sweet plane.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Bloody Hell! I'd hate to think what would happen if he encountered some turbulane! Great shot
Anonymous
12 years ago
Made in Russia!!!
The best pilots all over the world!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Thts what i call flying !!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
How low is low?
Anonymous
12 years ago
The best
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shot! Real class!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Hehe, Su-34 still the best bomber ever made in the world.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Sorry to all the proud air forces out there.. this kind of flying is only be done by mad russian pilots.. simply amazing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
He forgot his glasses... can't see the ground :)
Amazing trick, major balls needed to do that.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Simply excellent
Anonymous
12 years ago
VERY seldom seen a/c performing such a flight! Great plane, great pilot! Good capture!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shot, great pilot, poor airman...
Anonymous
12 years ago
From telamon1
Sorry l was wrong!
5stars is not enaugh.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Don't try this at home, definitely! Wonderful photo, wonderful pilots!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very good this photo, very crazy pilot
Anonymous
12 years ago
What a precise pilot !
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Seems to be in perfect control close to the ground
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just the best
Anonymous
12 years ago
Perfect focus. Amazing flying!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice shot, had to be high speed
Anonymous
12 years ago
Russia pilots the best of the best!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I couldnt believe the clarity to catch the form of the shadow beneath the aircraft DAN
Anonymous
12 years ago
Unbeliveable! Those pilots have nerves made of steel!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Only russian can make aircraft like this and fly like this. BIG BIG BIG Respect. From a froggy
Anonymous
12 years ago
Gears up, flaps up!! the pilot should be the most skilled or the most insane; good shot zheng.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Absolutely beautiful when in a clean configuration...and even better looking when it's flying 5 feet off of the ground
Anonymous
12 years ago
What the *%#¤ !
I believe Russian pilots are great !
Low can I say...
Anonymous
12 years ago
This picture shows us how great are the russian pilots
Anonymous
12 years ago
An absolutely stunning display of aerial accuracy.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Bxxxxx hell - say no more incredible
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
12 years ago
"Oh, it's exciting, fly lower than 1m". It's more than 1m I think...
Anonymous
12 years ago
#1 It is an outstanding picture, content-wise
#2 It is very well done - good focus and composition
#3 I just like military hardware
Anonymous
12 years ago
"Oh, it's exciting, fly lower than 1m."
"It's more than 1m I think..."

That's right! It's 1,03m!! :-)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Perfect focus
Anonymous
12 years ago
Cool.. russians are just so crazy in those kinda things
Anonymous
12 years ago
Thank's for shot! Russia is best! Kvochur is best! ole-ole-ole-ole!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very rare. Nice photo.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Fantastic Shot!

That pilot is RAF Red Arrows Calibre!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Sorry, there's no corn to harvest on that field ...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Russian Cruiser!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Crazy RUS pilot! great respact from China!.......I/JG54_Empirehawk
Anonymous
12 years ago
I cannot believe it it is amazing .... a great photo
saludos España
JM
Anonymous
12 years ago
Outstanding maneuver and great capture of it!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Incredible! No background blur either so must be very fast shutter speed? And yet still large depth of field. Amazing shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Because it's really impresive the low-low altitude and that it's beutifull and exciting!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Rusia have the best pilots of the world
Anonymous
12 years ago
Torero. Very beautiful
Anonymous
12 years ago
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
Anonymous
12 years ago
Gosh... It seems that Russians want to refuel from... ground tanker. I wonder who will made enough fast fuel truck :-)))
Anonymous
12 years ago
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! Super, super, super shot! And great credit to the pilots on this amazing manoeuvre!
Anonymous
12 years ago
It doesn't get better than this -Capt.Ashwin .b.Iyer
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is really high class! Bravo!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
It's just cool
Anonymous
12 years ago
What a shot you took.i'm saying this because it's something that's impossible to do.
Anonymous
12 years ago
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"
Anonymous
12 years ago
Flying under the radar gets a new definition...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Looks Cool =P
Anonymous
12 years ago
Dude! thats wicked! :D
Anonymous
12 years ago
I love russian airplanes...
Anonymous
12 years ago
Incredible
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very dangerous you have to be realy expiernced to do that and know the aircraft but what a truly amazing flight
Anonymous
12 years ago
Already much comments... nothing to add :-) it's simply the best! 5/5
Anonymous
12 years ago
The best fighter + aces as crew = amazing shots ;)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Unreal! I wanna see someone do that in a Jas 39-Gripen. That's a beautiful plane. The most high-tech too.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow..awesome, photo rocks man.. one more to my wallpaper collection
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
That is the coolest photo I have ever seen on this website
Anonymous
12 years ago
Incredible
Anonymous
12 years ago
Incredible, good deal!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just an amazing picture of sheer skill, guts and talent. Wow.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Rarely performed & taken, efforts of both Pilot & photographer is outstanding & Awesome here,I've never seen such kind of a picture before. Khurram
Anonymous
12 years ago
Put the gear down before you are!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wonderful picture!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Russian pilots are great and crazy . . .
A wise man once said, "Pilots can be old or bold, but not old and bold . . ." :D
Anonymous
12 years ago
That plane could probably chop off someones head! it looks like its flying 2 yards above the ground-amazing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
It's like some sort of art. Beautiful
Anonymous
12 years ago
What a feeling of speed from the cockpit this would have to be.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shot. At the same time U dont have to be Russian to so but it is helpful anyway
Anonymous
12 years ago
Ooohhh my GOD!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Crayzzzzz
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOW! AMAZING!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Hey pilot, are you searching for the Harrier function in this plane?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Beautiful Su-30 and perfect pilot! Best mix :)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Will be an impressive manoeuvre when hes allowed down to display height! Keep practicing dude!!

good flyin'!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Insane
Anonymous
12 years ago
You had to be mad to do a thig like this with a plane so large. There will not be another pcture like this.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very impressive !!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The colours are crisp and the photo is perfectly focused.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just try to do this and will understand why it's amazing shot
Anonymous
12 years ago
This picture is the best picture i have ever seen
Anonymous
12 years ago
Thats really great
Anonymous
12 years ago
Holy mother mary--WOW

my god thats amazing
Anonymous
12 years ago
I wonder what the guy in the back is saying...
Anonymous
12 years ago
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
Anonymous
12 years ago
Oh waw that is the real pilots
Anonymous
12 years ago
You crazy Russians. I have never seen anybody fly that low ever. You guys know your how to impress people.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Even MAVERICK can't do this.
Excilent pilot SKILLS
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
The Russian Flying Devil Anatoliy Kvochur with his smart bird - the best show you can see!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Simple xcellent, note the refuel probe xtended on the starborad of the noose
Anonymous
12 years ago
Respect to the Pilot :)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing. Low flying is far from being easy, to fly such a large jet in clean configuration that low requires immence talent (and balls).
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is what you get when you put the best pilot in the world together with the best fighter.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Cool!though it would be better had the flanker been upside down!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Absolutely bloody fantastic! Pilot, aircraft and especially the photograph!:D

I dont know what else to say....just, brillaint...:D
Anonymous
12 years ago
Absolute clarity makes the pic well worth viewing.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I have done low and overs, but i have never mowed the lawn with a fighter jet
Anonymous
12 years ago
Even better than airshow minimums !! can you imagine having been on the flight line when this "bad boy" went by. amazing photo
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
They got balls
Anonymous
12 years ago
Awesome pic! I haven't seen anything like that!
Anonymous
12 years ago
This pilot is amazing. The plane is also amazing and shows just how technologically advanced the Russians can really be. What a beautiful photo.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Russia & AMD :)
Anonymous
12 years ago
For the clear picture and the braveness of the pilot.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Sukhoi is just the best flying stuff over the world
Anonymous
12 years ago
Haaaaaaa, thats why russian pilots are better
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Excellento!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
As a fighter it fly very low.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing photo! Is it levitating or what? A very skillful pilot I must say
Anonymous
12 years ago
UNBEILIVABLE..........
Anonymous
12 years ago
Are these pilots taxiing or fliying?..Amazing..
One word for the pilots and the photographer:Superrr..
Anonymous
12 years ago
Russian air taxing...?
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Greats photo
Anonymous
12 years ago
They don't wory about the landing, just put the landing gear down...that's it. Amazing pilots.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Low flying is better than haveing sex ...... i think this pic can tell us the reason !!!!!!!!! from russia with luv
Anonymous
12 years ago
Terrifying
Anonymous
12 years ago
Holy..............
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wouah !
Anonymous
12 years ago
No coments... Picture sais evrything for itself!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Perfect!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Unreal. Great still action shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Incredible!!!! It is just, not all, but OUR PILOTS!
And machine, machine!!!

Just not try to repeat this at home! :)))
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very very impressing, great pilot
Anonymous
12 years ago
I is a wonderful picture because it shows how able is this machine to be controlled and because shows its maniobrability!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Holy cr***!! The Russkies invented invisble landing gear or what?!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Russia!!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
If he put his undercarage down he would land and not have to flare
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Super
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just Amazing!!! Those are some skills the Pilot has
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Look ma, no wheels!!

Allright kids, don't try this at home ok?, leave it to the pros.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Simply superb.....
Anonymous
12 years ago
"Let me give you the fastest haircut you've ever had in your life!!!"
Anonymous
12 years ago
"Are you sure you've got three green?"
Anonymous
12 years ago
It looks like it's gonna scrape the runway. how lower do you need to get?
spenser critterton 10 usa
Anonymous
12 years ago
An su-27 i think. wonderful aircraft. amazing skill as well!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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
Anonymous
12 years ago
What camera settings did you use to magically still the background and the very fast-moving target like that?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Superb Flying and a cracking photo
Anonymous
12 years ago
Beautiful picture of a beautiful bird!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Absolutely stunning flying and photography
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing how they can stay perfactly uppright!
//swepilotpontus
Anonymous
12 years ago
Such a unusual shot. with the aircraft so close to the ground.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Superb flying. The best of the best
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow exelent, i love you Rusia by Argentine ! :)
Anonymous
12 years ago
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! :)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Sukhoi at its best!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Would this be titled taxiing without gear?
Anonymous
12 years ago
That's one great piloting skill. WOW !
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wonderful, state of the art technology and great Manoeuvrability
Anonymous
12 years ago
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.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Some pilots fly lower than they taxi!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
There must be an easier and cheaper way to cut the grass!!!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Yuri, I hope we are NOT making entire trip back home at this altitude!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Vladimir, I am flying at this altitude just to go to McDonald drive through a get a couple of big Macs.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Put's a WHOLE new meaning to "Ground Effect"
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
12 years ago
Stunning! You cannot have any better than this!
Anonymous
12 years ago
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!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The Russians fly their Fighter jets and the Americans shoot photographs.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Unbeliebably crisp! I only wish it had sound