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XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 12:37 PM
http://www.airshows.tv/vids/ohmygod.wmv

Enjoy!

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 12:37 PM
http://www.airshows.tv/vids/ohmygod.wmv

Enjoy!

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 12:43 PM
That is great. For a minute I thought we'd have a case of knocked out or chewed up reporter. Thanks for the video! BTW what programme was that from? Thanks again for the video!

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To avoid the frustration of misfortune,
That, in this world, is happiness.
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XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 12:49 PM
Wait a minute...I've seen this before... Oh, yeah, here it is! http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zcdrf /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 12:52 PM
Good stuff scooby/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I think he kak'd himself /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 12:53 PM
Apologies for reposting, I hadn't seen the original. Never mind, it's worth watching all over again. 8o)

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 01:02 PM
Yeah nice clip! If the reporter hadn't continued looking into the camera instead of looking after the spit when it had passed, I'd almost think it was real http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

fluke39
07-28-2003, 02:01 PM
IIJG54_Engel wrote:
- Yeah nice clip! If the reporter hadn't continued
- looking into the camera instead of looking after the
- spit when it had passed, I'd almost think it was
- real /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

eh?

so you think it was faked?

why would they do that?

also

If the reporter hadn't continued looking into the camera instead of looking after the spit when it had passed,....

?? i think i get the vague meaning of this - but it doesn't really make sense.(sorry i'm not meaning to criticise your english -if it is not your first language - but i'm not entirely sure what you mean)

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XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 11:54 PM
fluke39 wrote:
-
- ?? i think i get the vague meaning of this - but it
- doesn't really make sense.(sorry i'm not meaning to
- criticise your english -if it is not your first
- language - but i'm not entirely sure what you mean)
-


No offence taken, I'll explain it for you =) What I mean is that if the guy really had been buzzed by a huge aircraft roaring at full power (with a 2000hp merlin) and that almost knocked his block off, don't you think his first reaction would have been to at least look in awe at the plane as it flew past? What he did now was look at the camera man and at the camera itself expressing his feelings in a very articulate manner (lol), just as if he had been told he'd won the lottery or something.... completely ignoring the plane. Doesn't feel right.

Also, albeit the spit looked real, I don't think any pilot would fly that plane so close to the ground because a) he could die, and b) the owner of the spit would probably like to still have it in one piece at the end of the day, as it's probably worth as much as an F16 or something.

XyZspineZyX
07-29-2003, 12:02 AM
Well obviously it was set up for the shot, the reporter knew it was coming but had no idea how close and loud it really was gonna be. So yea, the flyby "buzz" was set up before hand, but his reaction was certianly real. I know mine would have been about the same. And by the way, reporters always look at the camera, its what they train themselves to do.

Oh, and funny that 2 guys posted the same vid on the same day. small world eh. Check out the other thread, the p51 fly-by is almost as good




Message Edited on 07/28/0306:06PM by Supr

XyZspineZyX
07-29-2003, 06:02 PM
Its not fake. The reporter is Alain Decadenet (sp?), a former international race driver, he does shows for the Speed Channel, which was where this was taken from. The camera was on a tripod, and you can easily see it waggle when the spit fly's by. You can also tell that when he he stops talking, they are waiting for the flyby, but didn't realize he would be that low.



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Message Edited on 07/29/0312:05PM by Bamatt

XyZspineZyX
07-29-2003, 06:55 PM
IIJG54_Engel wrote:

-
- Also, albeit the spit looked real, I don't think any
- pilot would fly that plane so close to the ground
- because a) he could die, and b) the owner of the
- spit would probably like to still have it in one
- piece at the end of the day, as it's probably worth
- as much as an F16 or something.
-

The vid brought back memories./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Many years ago I saw a Spit LFIX do the same pass and just as low. And it was done maybe 3-4 wingspans from the spectator line. It almost took the phiz out of my softdrink, that Merlin causing the CO2 to bubble so much.

Oh for the good old airshows days.


Speaking of low passes, in Milberry's Sabre book (pg 250) there is a photo of one of the Golden Hawk Sabres doing a low pass between the hanger and the flight line at Chatham. He is so low that if he did a roll the wing tip would hit the ground. ie. the whole a/c lower than the roof of the hanger.


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Message Edited on 07/29/0301:56PM by MiloMorai

XyZspineZyX
07-29-2003, 07:56 PM
Its real. I've seen Alain Decadenet's outakes. He said he was pretty scared.

XyZspineZyX
07-29-2003, 08:54 PM
its real ok you can see the dust rise or was that from somebodys trousers ha ha what a clip