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XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 10:02 PM
Just to lighten things up, and in prep for the Nov 1st airshow, I wanted to ask this question. What was the most impressive airshow performance you have seen?

I think the most impressive for me was an aerobatic act in a twin engine comuter aircraft. YES! A passanger comuter aircraft! It was a mid-size high wing design that looked like it could seat 60 people, and the pilot was doing some very nice manuvers! IT was a very graceful performance with lots of clean transitions to differant manuvers and no quick jerky stunts set to mellow music. Your thinking "OK, but passanger aircraft doing loops is impressive, but not that much.". Well half way though his set, he cut and featherd both engines!!!!!!!!! He performed for 15 mins GLIDING!!! Still doing loops, rolls, and all sorts of stuff!!!! The pilot was outstanding and the act resembled a scateboard half-pipe. He would climb, turn around, dive and pull a few stunts and then climb again, turn and repeat. I was floored that this guy was able to maintain his speed for a long time! He even landed it dead stick after all was done!!! I saw that act maybe 10-12 years ago at El-Toro and it still sticks with me. Nothing has yet come close, but maybe when I was at Chino and they had a formation of 60!!! warbirds flying by.

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XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 10:02 PM
Just to lighten things up, and in prep for the Nov 1st airshow, I wanted to ask this question. What was the most impressive airshow performance you have seen?

I think the most impressive for me was an aerobatic act in a twin engine comuter aircraft. YES! A passanger comuter aircraft! It was a mid-size high wing design that looked like it could seat 60 people, and the pilot was doing some very nice manuvers! IT was a very graceful performance with lots of clean transitions to differant manuvers and no quick jerky stunts set to mellow music. Your thinking "OK, but passanger aircraft doing loops is impressive, but not that much.". Well half way though his set, he cut and featherd both engines!!!!!!!!! He performed for 15 mins GLIDING!!! Still doing loops, rolls, and all sorts of stuff!!!! The pilot was outstanding and the act resembled a scateboard half-pipe. He would climb, turn around, dive and pull a few stunts and then climb again, turn and repeat. I was floored that this guy was able to maintain his speed for a long time! He even landed it dead stick after all was done!!! I saw that act maybe 10-12 years ago at El-Toro and it still sticks with me. Nothing has yet come close, but maybe when I was at Chino and they had a formation of 60!!! warbirds flying by.

Gib

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XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 10:54 PM
~S! Gib

The best flt demo team I've seen recently was a team of four in At-6's/SNJ's doing close formation acro. Forget the name of the team. ( I'll look them up)

To give one an appreciation of the difficulty the At-6 while a very fine machine, is heavy, underpowered, and therefore must be flown through any manuever. For all four pilots to stay in tight; had to be absolute masters of energy management,as there is no excess power to be had to get back in position once out, in those machines. They made it look effortless.

They were at Oshkosh last year, I didn't attend this years;(

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XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 10:54 PM
Just like your most impressive airshow performance mine isn't so obvious.
At the Biggin Hill Airshow in 2000 I saw the Fieseler Storch fly.It flew at about 50 feet above the runway just above it's stall speed (very slow) flying the entire length on the runway twisting and turning all the way along.
Absolutely breathtaking!

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10-23-2003, 10:56 PM
Mustang and Corsair DF simulation... some amazing stuff.

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XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 11:02 PM
i always like it when biplanes with upgraded engines point strait up and hover.

XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 11:04 PM
Well, I've seen fighters such as the F-15, F-16, F/A-18, MiG-29, Tornado, Mirage 2000, Gripen, and so on all put on excellent displays, but there's a fighter that always puts on a airshow performance that no other fighter can do better. And that's the JA 37 Viggen, the sound, the shape, the speed, nothing can beat it at airshows IMHO. Seconds most favourite would have to be the Mirage 2000! It can put on such a spirited display!

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XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 11:09 PM
bob hoover in a twin both engines out showing what a real pilot like him can do with e conservation. loops , and the such unreal what that man can do with a airplane ..still in my head since 1976!!

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XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 11:10 PM
There are so many excellent airshow pilots, it´s hard to name some, you will always leave many good performers behind...

But you can not go wrong with at least two names: Bob Hoover and Sean Tucker.

Bob Hoover´s air show has to be one of the best ever (Bob is the guy that feathers the Shrike Commander while performing).

Sean Tucker is quite amazing too. He flies a red biplane, former "1-800 something", and his snap rolls and double hammerheads are some display of perfection.

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XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 11:13 PM
Gibbage1 wrote:
- Just to lighten things up, and in prep for the Nov
- 1st airshow, I wanted to ask this question. What
- was the most impressive airshow performance you have
- seen?
-
- I think the most impressive for me was an aerobatic
- act in a twin engine comuter aircraft. YES! A
- passanger comuter aircraft! It was a mid-size high
- wing design that looked like it could seat 60
- people, and the pilot was doing some very nice
- manuvers! IT was a very graceful performance with
- lots of clean transitions to differant manuvers and
- no quick jerky stunts set to mellow music. Your
- thinking "OK, but passanger aircraft doing loops is
- impressive, but not that much.". Well half way
- though his set, he cut and featherd both
- engines!!!!!!!!! He performed for 15 mins
- GLIDING!!! Still doing loops, rolls, and all sorts
- of stuff!!!! The pilot was outstanding and the act
- resembled a scateboard half-pipe. He would climb,
- turn around, dive and pull a few stunts and then
- climb again, turn and repeat. I was floored that
- this guy was able to maintain his speed for a long
- time! He even landed it dead stick after all was
- done!!! I saw that act maybe 10-12 years ago at
- El-Toro and it still sticks with me. Nothing has
- yet come close, but maybe when I was at Chino and
- they had a formation of 60!!! warbirds flying by.
-


Gib,

I believe you saw the "late" (to airshows as he no longer performs due to insurance reasons) BOB HOVER, and I will bet if you and my memory serves us correct the plane had green striping on it. (checking website: http://www.artscholl.com/Hoover.htm not official website but has some info on him.) Yes, it was called the Shrike Commander. I saw him at the dayton oh, airshow around the same time, and I really was impressive, on of the most impressive acts that I have seen, taught alot about energy management, of which I really have seen yet in a sim done correctly or at least let you work-it the way he did. (not to open a can of worms).

Thanks for bringing back a good memory.

The second most impressive show that I saw was this past year again at dayton, the big centenial event was really great. Between seeing the Lost Squadron's Glaicer Girl, and meeting Neil Armstrong, that was probably one of the most unforgetable moments in my life.

Greg

XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 11:32 PM
No contest....the Frecce Tricolori, probably spelt that wrong but they are the Italian Air Force display team. It was at a show in England in the mid 80's.
I was lucky enough to see the pre-show practice on the Friday night which was much lower than the legal show height. They were AWESOME!!! The most impressive bit was seeing the solo pair flying so low down the runway, that all you could see was the tails of the 2 planes sticking up above the vans and stalls on the crowd line, going along like 2 high speed shark fins!!! An absolute must see!

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XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 11:32 PM
As already stated by many Bob Hoover demonstrates amazing airmanship, and presents a unique show in the Shrike. I caught up with him at Reno this year, and he seemed just as energetic as always, I for one think that he should still be flying. *Tips Hat*

I have seen thousands of acts that were impressive, but probably one of the best shows, all acts, and static aircraft taken into consideration is the California International Airshow at Salinas, there is something for everyone, a day and a night show, high energy team acts,and the requisite Jet team (Thunderbirds this year).

I would love to Say Sean D. Tucker in the Challenger II or Wayne Handley in his Raven, but I guess I might be accused of being biased! (I fly and work with Wayne, and am friends with Sean), but instead I will have to give it to the "Masters of Disaster" which was most recently comprised of Jim LeRoy (another local) in his 400hp Pitts S2S, Jimmy Franklin in his Jet WACO (WOW!), and John Shockley in his Jet Truck (Les's Son). The Jet WACO kept me shaking my head, a 1930s design, that every once in a while sounded and maneuvered like an F-15, had unlimited vertical, and unreal acceleration, and yet when slowed down had the usual low speed/highlift biplane maneuverability. After this guy flew Jets were boring, and piston only aircraft somehow seemed lacking.

This show had the flight line all on their feet every day, even after we had seen the act the past 2 days we all would stop whatever we were doing on our aircraft and head out to see the show. The audience would be on their feet the entire time, with never a dull moment, and some real intense bits of action, coupled with unique aircraft.

Here is a video, with one addition aircraft participating (this video does the show no justice however)

http://www.bulldogairshows.com/v2/X-TEAM_video.avi

EDIT: Sean used to fly in the black and yellow 1-800-Collect paint, but now he is sponsored by Wayne Handley's Former sponsor, Oracle.

Here are a couple pics of Wayne and his Raven this past weekend
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XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 11:42 PM
For me it was the SR71 Blackbird at RAF Mildenhall air display in 1986.I was in the RAF at the time,and based at Honington a few miles away and had seen the Detachment 9 SR71 coming in on finals to Mildenhall from operational missions several times so it was not,in itself, a new experience to see one.

But on this day it came across the the flight line and refired its engines after injecting lots of fuel.The resulting fireballs that shot out the back were amazing!!

I have seen posters of the SR71 on sale that were taken at the time,it was THAT impressive.

What a unique and amazing aircraft.I have to settle for a static display at Duxford now and try to describe it to my two lads.Its just not the same. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 12:00 AM
ooh - bit of a toughy Gib (been to 4 shows this year and all good), for me - I think the best moments are, in no particular order:

1. RIAT 2003: B2 Spirit in formation with F-15's, it was just spooky.

2. RIAT 2003: Eurofighter Typhoon turnin-n-burnin without leaving the confines of the runway or display line - very very impressive.

3. RIAT 2003: Mig 29 - just because.

4. Duxford 2003: Hurricane, Spitfires + Mustang, P-40, P-47 - fantastic - 'nuff said.

5. Waddington 2003: Phantom was cool.

6. All: Tornado's - just thunderous beasts /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

7. Duxford 2003: Harrier GR-7 doing a mega fast pass over the runway, awesome stuff.

8. RIAT 2003: Red Arrows in formation with F-117A.

9. RIAT 2003: A-10 - fantastic plane and show ruined by dreadful commentary!

10. RIAT 2003/Waddington: F-16's and F-18's doing slow speed stuff, really cool.

11. B-1B - beast.

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 12:12 AM
Wow, this is too tough to call. One of the cooler things I have seen is the rocket assisted takeoff of the Blue-Angels C-130. The flames and sound were amazing, and seeing a Hercules go vertical right after takeoff seems to suspend reality.

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 12:13 AM
Just saw Wayne Handley and the jet Waco "masters of disaster" show at Salinas last weekend. No Sean Tucker this year, which was a surprise as he is usually at Salinas. Guess this is Waynes last "official" show, they gave him quite an emotional send-off.

TX-EcoDragon wrote:

- I would love to Say Sean D. Tucker in the Challenger
- II or Wayne Handley in his Raven, but I guess I
- might be accused of being biased! (I fly and work
- with Wayne, and am friends with Sean), but instead I
- will have to give it to the "Masters of Disaster"
- which was most recently comprised of Jim LeRoy
- (another local) in his 400hp Pitts S2S, Jimmy
- Franklin in his Jet WACO (WOW!), and John Shockley
- in his Jet Truck (Les's Son). The Jet WACO kept me
- shaking my head, a 1930s design, that every once in
- a while sounded and maneuvered like an F-15, had
- unlimited vertical, and unreal acceleration, and yet
- when slowed down had the usual low speed/highlift
- biplane maneuverability. After this guy flew Jets
- were boring, and piston only aircraft somehow seemed
- lacking.


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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 12:47 AM
Bader, those are fantastic shots! Superb clarity and color depth! Did you take them?

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 12:53 AM
Bo_Nidle wrote:
- For me it was the SR71 Blackbird at RAF Mildenhall
- air display in 1986..
-
- But on this day it came across the the flight line
- and refired its engines after injecting lots of
- fuel.The resulting fireballs that shot out the back
- were amazing!!

I was there too Bo so i can relate to what you are saying/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
It was pretty impressive. I was working there that year and it was also the year that i got a high speed ride down Mildenhalls runway on the tail of a Spitfire MkIX....but thats another story/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 03:06 AM
Just before they retired F~106 they sent one to Mississippi and parked it within arms reach of crowd rope. Pilot tried to start it up but couldn't (/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif ) it was too old. So the Mech rolled out auxilliary starter and then the jet BLASTED away no more than 50 feet away from us.

Then F~106 vanish but of soon there was tiny FB style pixel dot on horizon (with no smoke trail btw) and then big TRIANGLE blotted out the sky as it passed about 300 feet directly above us and lighted afterburner over our heads and pulled up into deep blue~n~cirrus sky like the FB sky seen from 4000m and you could see the afterburner flame cut out at the top and the sound cut off a few seconds later. Awsum.

Pilot had massive scars on arms from long ago leaky liquid oxygen in flight. But still Pilot and Mech were in ~love~ with their plane and they wanted F~106 to go out with BANG and they did it too!

They had the BlueAngels or ThunderBirds fly later at the show too, I don't remember which, and it didn't matter cos after the F~106 landed the airshow was over. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 03:25 AM
Harry_M wrote:
- Just saw Wayne Handley and the jet Waco "masters of
- disaster" show at Salinas last weekend. No Sean
- Tucker this year, which was a surprise as he is
- usually at Salinas. Guess this is Waynes last
- "official" show, they gave him quite an emotional
- send-off.

Yes, Sean flew in right as they opened up the airport on Sunday, (his home base is Salinas) he was in Miramar at the show down there. . .too bad they schedule shows at the same time in the same general place, but they do. Though Salinas was a full show if I have ever seen one.

Cool that you were there, I missed most of what Gordon was saying, but as I was moving the raven back to the display spot (big guy in the red flannel) and I got to hear some of the announing, but not much! Salinas was also Wayne's airshow home base and I am sure that was a factor in the large amount of time devoted to him.(though he actually has his own strip nearby).

That was the last official show for him, but then. . he has had those before, you never know! He is mostly just instructing other airshow performers now, but he is an airshow pilot to the core so. . . ;-)

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10-24-2003, 03:28 AM
Gibbage1 wrote:
- Just to lighten things up, and in prep for the Nov
- 1st airshow, I wanted to ask this question. What
- was the most impressive airshow performance you have
- seen?

it was 1986.. I was station in Wurzuburg Germany and we were in the field.. When this A10 came over these rolling hills hugging the tree tops like they were train tracks and he was the train.. I just about drove my duce n a half into a ditch watching that guy...

Then next best air show(s) is in my back yard when Im out mowing the lawn or BBQing and one of the aircraft from Chino flys over my house.. even better when 2 or 3 of them do in formation.. the best out of those was the P38 that I sware was low enough I could have hit it with the water hose! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 06:54 AM
its been a long time since ive been to a show, so i dont remember any acts.... except for one,


ellington field (houston/galveston) 1986? wings over houston show.

my best friend and i were yakety-yak-yakin, bout whatever was cool for 2 early teens at that point in time....two parts i remember was 1.lazer tag/or photon....2. GIRLS

anyways we were so into the conversation, that we could here this turbine wind up, the louder it got , the louder we got, plus we were about to miss the ah-64s leave. so here we were walking a good pace, yet not looking where we were goin..that "shhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeee" noise was getting intense, very very disturbing, but hey, we didnt notice, remember we were talkin lazer tag, AND girls! plus we were truckin over the airfield afap to get to those choppers.


there was a strong gust of wind, pushing both of us of to almost lose our balance...we noticed, but didnt NOTICE..and we kept talkin. next thing i remember is being pulled up off the ground by 4 or 5 aircrew personell, and them practically carrying us in their arms.

we were so busy talkin, walkin, and bein kids we didnt "NOTICE" notice the F-16 that was all spooled up and "starting" to taxi over to the airstrip. we walked right in front of that intake, and never new the danger right there until we were rudely bumrushed by a bunch of airforce guys,

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 08:17 AM
VW-IceFire wrote:
- Bader, those are fantastic shots! Superb clarity
- and color depth! Did you take them?
-

IceFire, those aren't mine but I've got some that are as good that I took, just not available to hand at the mo. I use a Minolta Dimage 7Hi and a program called 'Neat Image', it makes an amazing difference to photo's. Basically, Neat Image removes noise from the picture but does it intelligently. They are cool pics, was even better being there /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 08:30 AM
Vulcan and Chillian aerobatic team (military in extra 300's) those guys were as mad a toast!

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10-24-2003, 08:36 AM
I would have to say the most impressive flying demo I've seen would be Pete McManus wringing out his restored
P-51D "Petie 2nd" at the Brenkenridge,TX airsho in '89 (or '90) Only time I've seen a P-51 flown into hammerheads, pushovers, wingovers, tailslides..etc....all at minimum alt... Fanstastic exhibition. Most likely will never see anything like it again.

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10-24-2003, 08:38 AM
The most amazing I've seen was a British team doing aerobatics in formation with Yaks. If I remember correctly they were 5 Yak-50s and 1 Yak-52.

About half the time they did aerobatics with the full 6 plane formation. At times, however, they split the formation and did their stunts in groups of 2 or 3 planes, where one group was shoing off while the others were climbing away for energy.

Something was happening all the time. Never a quiet moment. All manouvers were very smooth. Their precision was stunning.
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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 10:15 AM
The most thrilling, blood curdling, emotional display I ever witnessed was from the Avro Vulcan "V" Bomber. In the years in which they were operational, (rather than when there was only one left and they had to look after it), we were treated to a display of its full capability. In those days of Soviet Nuclear attack threat, whereas the Americans had a 15 minutes warning we would only have 4 minutes to get airborne and safely away before doomsday was unleased. To see this demonstrated at an airshow was awesome. Racing down the runway, the four engines on full afterburners, the nose was raised almost to the vertical and it powered itself off the ground like an Atlas rocket. The noise was literally earth shattering: the air shook, the ground shook, the airframe screamed and creaked as if in excruciating pain. Within a few seconds it was up through the clouds leaving behind it a vertical smoke trail and a croud of people stunned into silence. We will never see its like again, but I saw it, and I will never forget it.

PS: Maybe someone could post a suitable photo to remind others what it looked like.

XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 10:56 AM
Bulls-eye wrote:
- The most thrilling, blood curdling, emotional
- display I ever witnessed was from the Avro Vulcan
- "V" Bomber. In the years in which they were
- operational, (rather than when there was only one
- left and they had to look after it), we were treated
- to a display of its full capability. In those days
- of Soviet Nuclear attack threat, whereas the
- Americans had a 15 minutes warning we would only
- have 4 minutes to get airborne and safely away
- before doomsday was unleased. To see this
- demonstrated at an airshow was awesome. Racing down
- the runway, the four engines on full afterburners,
- the nose was raised almost to the vertical and it
- powered itself off the ground like an Atlas rocket.
- The noise was literally earth shattering: the air
- shook, the ground shook, the airframe screamed and
- creaked as if in excruciating pain. Within a few
- seconds it was up through the clouds leaving behind
- it a vertical smoke trail and a croud of people
- stunned into silence. We will never see its like
- again, but I saw it, and I will never forget it.

You described it so well!
One of my favourite display craft too, nothing like that huge V flying over and the noise.

Take offs....well you said it all.

- PS: Maybe someone could post a suitable photo to
- remind others what it looked like.
-
-
Yes please!

Most impressive display I experienced was at the hands of a British Army Heli pilot (Lynx) when he demonstrated the stall characteristics.
He took it up, in hover, a long long way (cars became matchboxes and people were to small to see height /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif ) then executed a tail slip/stall before nose diving and pulling up at hedge height and cutting across country.
Fully laden with 10 passengers and 2 crew. I felt for the 5 facing the rear. They had no idea what was going on /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Pilots name was Sgt. Bragg. How apt!

XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 11:23 AM
To Tenmmike, I saw Bob Hoover about 86 or so in Worcester Mass, doing a show with a twin prop. Very impressive. I might be wrong, but I believe the aircraft was a Mitsubishi MU-2. During the same show they had a pilot doing aerobatics in a glider! That is something to see. No prop or jet back up.

XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 03:11 PM
Not really an "airshow" per se (I've been to too many- they all seem to blur together in my memory) but on an air cadet exchange to Belgium we (the cadets) went to a live firing range- watching an F-16 flip a VW minibus into the air with rockets was an astounding display of power... and that was just one rocket!
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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 03:32 PM
Ahh, reminds me of a show that brought a tear to my eye. It was the last operational Vulcan doing its final show before flying off to be decommissioned. It performed for a good half hour, then flew a low circle right across the entire airfield over the crowd line, escorted by the red arrows. The arrows peeled away, bomb-bay doors opened, inside was a big flag declaring "Farewell". Very sad, I'd grown up watching that aircraft perform at airshows.



Bulls-eye wrote:
- The most thrilling, blood curdling, emotional
- display I ever witnessed was from the Avro Vulcan
- "V" Bomber. In the years in which they were
- operational, (rather than when there was only one
- left and they had to look after it), we were treated
- to a display of its full capability. In those days
- of Soviet Nuclear attack threat, whereas the
- Americans had a 15 minutes warning we would only
- have 4 minutes to get airborne and safely away
- before doomsday was unleased. To see this
- demonstrated at an airshow was awesome. Racing down
- the runway, the four engines on full afterburners,
- the nose was raised almost to the vertical and it
- powered itself off the ground like an Atlas rocket.
- The noise was literally earth shattering: the air
- shook, the ground shook, the airframe screamed and
- creaked as if in excruciating pain. Within a few
- seconds it was up through the clouds leaving behind
- it a vertical smoke trail and a croud of people
- stunned into silence. We will never see its like
- again, but I saw it, and I will never forget it.
-
- PS: Maybe someone could post a suitable photo to
- remind others what it looked like.
-
-

A few random Vulcan pictures:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/j_falk/vulcanbw.jpg

http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/vulcan/full/vulcanb2xl319leucharsjanuary1979.jpg

http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/vulcan/full/nzvulcan3.jpg





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Message Edited on 10/24/03 02:37PM by Ehrucyll

Message Edited on 10/24/0302:39PM by Ehrucyll

XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 05:59 PM
BPO5_Jinx wrote:
- ~S! Gib
-
- The best flt demo team I've seen recently was a team
- of four in At-6's/SNJ's doing close formation acro.
- Forget the name of the team. ( I'll look them up)
-
- To give one an appreciation of the difficulty the
- At-6 while a very fine machine, is heavy,
- underpowered, and therefore must be flown through
- any manuever. For all four pilots to stay in tight;
- had to be absolute masters of energy management,as
- there is no excess power to be had to get back in
- position once out, in those machines. They made it
- look effortless.
-
- They were at Oshkosh last year, I didn't attend this
- years;(

They were at the dayton airshow this year... Pretty neat..
I have some photos of them posted on fokti hosting under my name..


Acrobatics are kind of been-there-done-that though..

I really like the F18 flying with the Mustang kind of flights.. Its such a dramatic contrast.

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