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Cool flying
« on: August 28, 2017, 05:41:48 PM »
Yea, but I did that wearing NVGs!

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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 05:46:07 PM »
Cool.

I can't even keep my truck between the lines!
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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 05:49:05 PM »
Cloud Dancing

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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 05:52:11 PM »
I tried doing this with a regional jet once, but doing like 500 mph I couldn't cut the corners like this little plane

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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 06:35:19 PM »
I'm sure the passengers with a drink on their tray appreciated that.


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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 07:43:21 PM »
I'm sure the passengers with a drink on their tray appreciated that.


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I'm sure that there were a few free ones doled out after the attempts at attaining zero gravity by their "bored" pilot longing for NVGs and scaring truckers at midnight.  Lord only knows how "inspired" he might have become had one of his "sandbox" passengers strolled aboard one of his commercial flights!
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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 08:33:57 PM »
No, no, no...Let me be crystal clear

It was a ferry flight

No passengers on board

Just moving an aluminum tube from one spot on the globe to another.

I think from Nassau to Cincy...
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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 09:54:44 PM »
No, no, no...Let me be crystal clear

It was a ferry flight

No passengers on board

Just moving an aluminum tube from one spot on the globe to another.

I think from Nassau to Cincy...

Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.......
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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 08:35:48 PM »
Thats awsome

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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 08:50:16 PM »
Yea, but I did that wearing NVGs!

Yea but I used to sit in the back with NVGs watching trees and etc fly by with a stupid heavy ruck on and snack on beef jerky while you pilots had fun.
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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 09:00:51 PM »
I have been hunting and be half way up a ridge and have a couple jets flying through the canyon  at eye level. Heard them coming a minute at best before they got there. What a sight for sure.

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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2017, 09:19:51 PM »
Yeah, I'm still amazed at how close some blackhawks can get to me withouth me hearing them.  I've been at the hide a few times when I don't hear them until they are almost right ontop of me.  And this is at night in the middle of nowhere in dead silence.

I imagine its like a hadji never hearing the hellfire missle.....
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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2017, 10:02:22 PM »
Yeah, I'm still amazed at how close some blackhawks can get to me withouth me hearing them.  I've been at the hide a few times when I don't hear them until they are almost right ontop of me.  And this is at night in the middle of nowhere in dead silence.

I imagine its like a hadji never hearing the hellfire missle.....
They usually can't hear us coming until it is way too late for them. I sat on the ground before and at first sound of an incoming flight of eight Chinooks, I counted 1:10 as in a minute and ten seconds before the ropes went out and another fifteen to twenty seconds until there were over 200 rangers on the ground, then maybe 30 seconds until they were completely gone.

I have seen objectives smoked, and it all blowed up while I still had guys on the fast rope. I literally cut the ropes and was getting a call to evac. Was thinking, hell, I'll just land right here. Would have except for all the burnin' stuff.

And what if you heard them and had that minute to get to your gun from a dead sleep...Would you be ready for incoming volumes of minigun fire directed by guys wearing nods? Could you stand up and try and engage with sand and dirt being blown into your eyes? I think your chances would approach zero of remaining above zero BP unless we wanted to tag a prisoner for the S2 to play with.
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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2017, 10:21:48 PM »
I hope I never have to answer that question D


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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2017, 11:15:16 PM »
Just find a hole and hope.

As for the video, wonder what the boats thought?
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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2017, 04:23:02 PM »
Some cool flying for sure. I have to think that's a rush for the pilots. Don you have to miss that no?

I flew with a spray plane pilot once up to Labrador from Maine. Leaving we flew past the camps we had stayed up. They were up on a river bank about 25 feet above the river. We flew up the river past them and I remember looking up (slightly but still up) at the camps when we flew by. That made me realize just how close to the water we were. Yeesh. Sadly the pilot put his plane into the trees at his parents farm later that summer. Even sadder was that the whole family was there for a cookout and he was going to be going to the BBQ when he finished so they all saw it.

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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2017, 10:50:01 AM »
Don bet you had moments like this....prolly not on a plane this size though!  :shocked:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roS6oFjCDhc



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Re: Cool flying
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2017, 01:28:07 PM »
That is a WHOLE lotta sideways!
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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