Is this for real??

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http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/866e5a7f-71cf-4968-ab1c-74a15b8ba536.gif Anyone??
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with a strong enough headwind, why not? Whats the take-off speed of a cub.... 45kts? Mountain pilots are a breed alone....

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With enough head wind Super Cubs will do that, so too Austers. For your info, the Auster J/1 series have a stalling speed, flaps down, of only 29mph, so any air passing over the wings at above that speed and it will fly! Our club one discovered that the hard way in a gale...

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I think the Valdez STOL competition in Alaska was last week. Google around and you'll find lots of similar stuff.

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Galland used to do similar with a BF109 I believe, pour on the power, get the tail up then go.

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Took a bit more than 10 ft to get the thing into the air tho!

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This links to some good stuff from last weekends competition at Valdez. Must find myself a nitrous oxide bottle :diablo:
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Sorry I couldn't find a dedicated thread for videos. Maybe this one has the right title: Is this for real? Extreme low flying by AT-63 Pampa Notice the grass afterwards Other Crazy argentine pilot in a L-29 4 inches from the ground In the end a guy asks his friend: "Did you saw, what I saw?" I hope you enjoy them. Mod, if this is the wrong thread, please direct me to the proper one, for I couldn't find a video and flyby thread. Thank you.
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No problems Happy to leave them here Moggy Moderator
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Speaking of 109's getting the tail up... Near-disaster on Luftwaffe 109 and 190 take-off http://blip.tv/videos-by-mysticpuma-now-showing-checkertails-part1/near-disaster-on-luftwaffe-109-and-190-take-off-real-video-footage-4821582
Very 'interesting' video. Thanks for the link, Tony. It's a pity people feel the need to convert these historic video/cine things to wide-screen format - spoils it for me, anybody else?:(

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Wow, looks great. Thank you for sharing.
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That last photo reminds me of the shot of a MiG supposedly flying at 3 or 4 feet. What was the consensus on that, faked?
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That last photo reminds me of the shot of a MiG supposedly flying at 3 or 4 feet.
The AT-Pampa is doing it at 2 feet.
What was the consensus on that, faked?
Real. Check the video from post 8 in this same thread, and the cockpit video from the AT-63 of the same low pass in the same post of the photo.
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No, I meant the MiG photo... Nice work with the Pampa...albeit a bit foolish. I'd hope the service flying it has a bit more discipline than that. Looks like a good way to kill yourself/and or wreck an expensive (taxpayer bought) airplane.
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I'm not sure what is more stupid, the low flying or the fact that he videoed it. Utter clown and should never be allowed near an aeroplane again. It looks like the rad alt display on the HUD is only calibrated in 10s of feet so he doesn't even have an accurate display of his height. As I said - clown.

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I've seen RC model planes take off like that.
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I'm not sure what is more stupid, the low flying or the fact that he videoed it. Utter clown and should never be allowed near an aeroplane again. It looks like the rad alt display on the HUD is only calibrated in 10s of feet so he doesn't even have an accurate display of his height. As I said - clown.
Arthur. Do you mean to say, (As I don't know) that the pilot of this aircraft was relying on a "Guestimate" of his height from the ground?. if so, then I agree he is a prat of the highest order. Jim. Lincoln .7
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Over a clear flat area - even extreme low flying is not that dangerous,low level rolling and looping manoevers are much more dangerous...some aircraft build up a 'ground effect' so that it becomes difficult to fly into the ground (I am talking level flight here :D ). Of course extreme low flying is dodgy for spectators...;)