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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.
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!!!
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.
"The large print giveth and the small print taketh away"
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.
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.