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Arriviste
Dec 17, 2006, 8:47 PM
This is pretty crazy. I have never seen a commercial plane get so close to the ground.
Edit: I think it's fake. Cant be real.

http://www.break.com/index/low_flying_747.html

Sorry to those who have seen it.

Lexy
Dec 17, 2006, 9:03 PM
It's real and it's a Boeing 707, not a B747. A B747 wouldn't fly that close to the ground without sucking in more dust than you could shake a stick at. Matter of fact, that appears to be a military KC-135 Tanker to be specific which is the military version of a B707.

WonderlandPark
Dec 17, 2006, 9:32 PM
Its a 707, but that is freaking amazing. Anyone know what language that they are speaking, does the IAF (Israel) fly the KC-135?

Arriviste
Dec 17, 2006, 9:52 PM
Thanks for the insight! Im happy to hear it's real.

Lexy
Dec 17, 2006, 10:05 PM
Its a 707, but that is freaking amazing. Anyone know what language that they are speaking, does the IAF (Israel) fly the KC-135?

Yeah they fly it.

Daquan13
Dec 17, 2006, 10:35 PM
I didn't think it was a 747 either.

sammyk
Dec 17, 2006, 11:49 PM
I believe that plane belongs to the French Air Force and they are speaking French so that is probably at some French military location.

Derek
Dec 17, 2006, 11:54 PM
i dunno...it doesnt look very real to me...

sammyk
Dec 17, 2006, 11:57 PM
Why not?

Lexy
Dec 18, 2006, 1:49 AM
Yeah it's real. Real planes can skim the ground like that in real life. Matter of fact, that happens at just about every Russian airshow where a military jet or commercial jetliner "buzzes" the crowd with a low fly-by. You (the pilot) have to really know your stuff, but it can be done. Although it is NOT recommended. LOL!!!

Chicago2020
Dec 18, 2006, 2:08 AM
Wheres the dust that gets kicked up by those engines???

Its a fake

WonderlandPark
Dec 18, 2006, 2:14 AM
I have seen an A 319/320 do this over the Mojave near the airport where tons of planes are stored, they did it perpendicular to the runway, so they were over dirt for sure, and I saw very little dust. Perhaps that is a Hollywood movie thing.

urbanflyer
Dec 18, 2006, 2:40 AM
If you like that, you should check out this one of a New Zealand air force 757 doing a low speed pass followed by a max power climb. Nice to see a jetliner being flown like a fighter ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRiCHgQnf9s

Lexy
Dec 18, 2006, 3:09 AM
Wheres the dust that gets kicked up by those engines???

Its a fake

You don't see it because the flaps are up and the jet-blast is parrallel to the body of the aircraft. Only minimal blast makes it to the ground when the flaps are up like that. Plus, the camera turns to follow it so you don't see what's behind it so much.

Arriviste
Dec 18, 2006, 3:12 AM
That NZ air force vid is so rad. Much appreciated!

WonderlandPark
Dec 18, 2006, 3:25 AM
That NZ air force vid is so rad. Much appreciated!

Cool, but I wanted to see them stall that thing out, which it looked like they were close to doing when the video ended.

urbanflyer
Dec 18, 2006, 3:28 AM
If you guys like flexing wings, you'll want to check out this rather heavy takeoff from HKG into turbulence on a Lufthansa 744 as well...

http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircraft_Boeing_747-400-Airline_Lufthansa_Aviation_Video-5811.html

Lexy
Dec 18, 2006, 11:33 PM
Oh my my my! I love it!!! WING FLEX RULES!!! LOL!

Speaking of wing flex....
Here in Nashville just the other morning is China Airlines B744 daily arrival into a stiff wind.
http://www.pbase.com/lexyky/image/71544893/original.jpg

Qaabus
Dec 19, 2006, 5:47 PM
This is pretty crazy. I have never seen a commercial plane get so close to the ground.
Edit: I think it's fake. Cant be real.

http://www.break.com/index/low_flying_747.html

Sorry to those who have seen it.
Gotta love the French Airforce. They have lots of crazy videos on youtube. :)

Bigtime
Dec 22, 2006, 9:24 PM
Great clip! I'm pretty sure there is another one out there showing some of the French Mirage's doing the same stuff in what looks to be the same area, footage from the ground and the cockpits as they are skimming over that desert area.

Arriviste
Dec 23, 2006, 4:36 AM
I'd love to see that. I've always dreamed of flying very close to the ground. It has a certain undefinable appeal to more people than I had expected.
I apologize for my ignorance of the aircraft. I love planes but have yet to care out a niche in my brain for aircraft info.

tayser
Dec 24, 2006, 2:30 AM
here's those crazy kiwis again: http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircraft_Boeing_757-200-Airline_New_Zealand_-_Air_Force_Aviation_Video-5216.html

Lexy
Dec 24, 2006, 2:36 AM
Excellent video!!! The Boeing 757-200 is one of my most favorite airplanes flying.

Arriviste
Dec 24, 2006, 5:25 AM
Glad you guys liked it and had not seen it. Nothing is worse than a repost. Well, thats not true, but whatever.