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Now, this is a low pass!
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    Andres D. Luna
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    Aero L-29 Delfin
    Aero L-29 Delfin
    Aero L-29 Delfin
    Aero
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    General Rodriguez - Ildefonso Durana
    Argentina
    March 13, 2011
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Anonymous
10 years ago
Spoken about a LOW pass, never saw an aircraft with main gears retracted so close to the ground!! nice
Anonymous
10 years ago
Foreget about SXM, this is LOW! :-D
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow check how low the tail is at the back...you sure he wasnt belly landing??
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think it's too dangerous. But rare shoot!:)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cant get lower than this, great one dude
Anonymous
10 years ago
More good luck than great piloting for not planting himself into the ground!
Awesome shot!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Are you sure it wasnt an emergency landing?!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A great way to mow the lawn...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible! How is it possible? He is at 1 ou 2 feet from the ground, no?.
Anonymous
10 years ago
5 *s!! Did anyone say Jet Lawn Mower??
Anonymous
10 years ago
Landing gear ! Landing gear !
Perhaps the pilot is in love with the warning voice ...

Before seeing this picture, I do not believe that someone would fly so low !

Right time, right place Mister Andres D. Luna
Anonymous
10 years ago
Crazy man ...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is some impressive flying!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture, and great optical effect too, as the shadow is more distant and it looks like it's exactly below
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just... unbelievable!
Anonymous
10 years ago
5*
Anonymous
10 years ago
Never saw an aircraft so close to the ground, even with main gear extended
Anonymous
10 years ago
>>I think it's too dangerous.

+1! Crazy...
Anonymous
10 years ago
From the thumbnail I was convinced this was a static exhibit! I didn't believe any aircraft would fly this low without gear extended!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Low pass? Not, just training with a very fast loan mower. Best picture ever.
Anonymous
10 years ago
O_O Give a whole knew meaning to being 'In the weeds' I don't think pilots are supposed to take that expression quite so literally though.
Anonymous
10 years ago
As they say in Cambodia, ឆ្កួត (crazy!). But a great capture of a rare moment.
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW! That is the NEW lowest pass that I've ever seen. What are we talking here? 3 inches? Wild!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Until the day...
PS: BTW, A hell of a Photo\m/
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm sure that if the main landing gear is down, he could't get so close to the ground. Fantastic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
May be the lowest pass ever! Beyond that its a crash
Anonymous
10 years ago
Real extreme!
Anonymous
10 years ago
No more ants on this runway.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Yeah this guy has the skills to pay the bills thats for sure.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is the pilot even aware that he is flying so low...? :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Yeah that's lower than low and who is sweating ???
No klm heavy here.
Cheers Andres
Anonymous
10 years ago
No margin for error.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What is so strange in this photo??? You can mow the lawn by burning it... so what??? :-D Excellent work!!! And a brave pilot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Insane! But a great shot anyway!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow...this is lower than my truck
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lower would be unreasonable ... Incredible !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful shot. Excellent pilot eye.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'd use a conventional lawn mower myself, but I appreciate the creativity
Anonymous
10 years ago
Holy cow, he is low!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Way too dangerous, i think the pilot should answer a few questions to see wether he is still up to the job. Serious. Our flight instructors get chopped down if they fly too much, because of the risk of getting too relaxed and routine. They are only allowed to fly a max number of hours.
Anonymous
10 years ago
"Oh yeah, landing gear. I knew there was something I forgot."
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW...he ALMOST ties the record
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just testing ground effect....
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is the LOWEST of ALL low passes!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing. Only now I understand why it has a tail skid. It prevents scratching the paint on the tail.
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW ! Another "loco en el coco", great capture Andres !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Probably a little bit of optic illusion going on here, the shadow could be of a different plane or the angle of the sun could be not so high in the sky. The shadow looks to be a couple of 100 feet behind the airplane.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is he able to get the aircraft that low to the ground by luck or skill? That is insane! Regardless, amazing capture. Thanks for sharing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice capture, low pass ehhh. congratulations on the top.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's because the pilot is sitting so low and is suffering a bad spacial desorientation. He just can"t see over his nose and thinks to be muuuch higher.
Or he maid have forgoten to lover the gear ... Or is crazy anyway...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Kind off photo that will make the pilot turn pale when he sees it after the show.This is a great photo capture but with respect...now hero stuff. My CFI will have one word only..."grounded". Agree there could be optical illusion here. Great capture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
To the person that posted that there is somewhat of an optical illusion, let me tell you that there are many witnesses (and pictures) of this moment and the plane really was as low as Andres is showing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Like someone said,,the shadow could be from another plane,,,the angle from the viewer is look like the plane is so close to the ground because of that shadow,,,or the plane is just too close,,,but i kind of doubt that,,,anyway,,,very good shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Imagine , you are the passenger , in this "testosterone airways" flight !!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Visitor from Netherlands, what are you smoking? Optical illusion, shadow 100 feet from the plane?? Whatever.. Great action shot, and great panning skill to keep the plane in sharp focus.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excelent!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is sick, beautiful pic and masterful performance.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Was he attempting a belly landing? It sure as hell is a scary low pass otherwise!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It for sure beats the ultra-famous and still marvelous SU-27 flanker pic published here on A.net
Fantastic image! thanks for sharing .FZ
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good pilot, but much better photographer. Great job done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Extraordinary timing - either an imminent crash or a remarkable stunt maneuver, not sure which.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think its really silly to endanger the pilot's and aircraft's integrity doing unsafe maneuvers. But yes the picture is very cool.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Probably the lowest low pass of A.net. By the way that's not an optical illusion! Maybe if you see the airplane attitude and flaps configuration carefully, you could say that the pilot was trying to land and the landing gear were up. Excellent shot Andres! Best Regards, Mariano.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Look closely to the pilot and his head is leaning towards left, carefully measuring terrain. Everything seems to be under control, to say the least. Imho, no optical ilussion.... Good job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Insanity, insanity, insanity...
Anonymous
10 years ago
I can assure that cesar got the skills to do this because i flew with him. I saw him coming back from flying with grass in his plane's wing tips. Awesome. And cheers andres for that fantastic photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great, and incredible!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a great photo capture but honestly....and I do not wish to offend anybody. People that praise this sort of flying as being that of heros and very skillfull aviators should think carefully of the example they are setting for others, especially young and up coming wannabee pilots. This low pass and the previous comment of "grass on the wingtips" is dangerous...to say the least!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a very rare moment...perhaps once in a lifetime
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing capture. Something you will likely never see again in person. Just remember there are old pilots and bold pilots but there are no old, bold pilots.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This pilot sure needs a tour to the cemetery nearest to the airfield. To see the ones who thought they were brave before him.

This is just plain stupid. He can't properly control flight height, he has no time in case something goes wrong.

Pilots like this one shouldn't be allowed to fly. The sky is not for him.

But a very good photo, I have to admit.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I think this is more than a low pass, it´s insane!
Awesome shot Andres!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Now that's a LOW-PASS !
Anonymous
9 years ago
Here's a video showing the pass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DBLu8Yl1LY
Anonymous
9 years ago
A better close look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFbIyctcUgs
Anonymous
9 years ago
A pilot in the Bulgarian AF did the same kind of thing in the 80s, but with a MiG-21 or 29. He physically had wheat bran stuck in the lower parts of the fuselage. After that everybody called him "the harvester" + he was grounded for years (better grounded and alive than brave in the cemetery).
Anonymous
9 years ago
There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but never old and bold pilots =P.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow that's very low ! amazing photo
Anonymous
9 years ago
Right moment and a spectacular motive!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Common guys, don't you know how tail skids are flight tested in a real life?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Excellent photo; but technically this is not a "low pass". This aircraft is coasting in ground effect a few knots above stall speed. The flaps are used to increase the "cushion"; and the up elevators show the intensity of the effect. A proper pass will require no flaps and no elevators. Still, this is a savvy and well practiced pilot. Nice job!

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