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No601_prangster
05-03-2004, 09:34 AM
A very low flying Mossie. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.ijeremiah.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/beatup.jpg

Prangster
No.601 Squadron
Tangmere Pilots
http://www.tangmerepilots-raf.co.uk/

No601_prangster
05-03-2004, 09:34 AM
A very low flying Mossie. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.ijeremiah.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/beatup.jpg

Prangster
No.601 Squadron
Tangmere Pilots
http://www.tangmerepilots-raf.co.uk/

lkemling
05-03-2004, 09:50 AM
Lord all mighty now thats low,someone's gonna get his tail chewed!!!

tfu_iain1
05-03-2004, 10:02 AM
haha, someones going to get a dressing down from their C/O

Chuck_Older
05-03-2004, 10:16 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

WOW

Somewhere I have a book with a photo of an RAF Mustang II I think, beating up the airfield, a really low pass, but I think this Mosquito is even lower!

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DONB3397
05-03-2004, 10:38 AM
Impressive.

It seems to have been a common practice. I've read countless accounts of pilots who were demonstrating/celebrating like this and wiped out their aircraft (and sometimes themselves). Don Gentile, 4th FG, was showing off with a low pass for some reporters and destroyed his P-51B, "Shangri-La" when he hit a small rise at Debden field. The FG CO, Don Blakeslee, rejected Gentile's request for another tour and rotated him home.

In an after dinner speech 30 years later, Blakeslee said he didn't know who it was when he saw the crash, but his rules were clear. He remembered saying, "That pilot will never fly for me, again." He was true to his word. But some people thought that ended Gentile's very real chance of becoming the allies highest scoring ace in the war.

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"And now I see with eye serene/The very pulse of the machine;
A being breathing thoughtful breath,/A Traveller between life and death."
-- William Wordsworth

SKULLS Virga
05-03-2004, 12:35 PM
Great picture.

I remembered the name Don Gentile - we have a little baseball card sort of picture of him at work. It shows him standing by Shangri-la and credits him with 15 kills. Now I know the rest of the story. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

trumper
05-03-2004, 12:44 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I used to live in Saffron Walden just up the road from Debden airfield,it has had quite a history.Here are some links to it,the first one has photos of Don Gentiles actual flypast and subsequent mishap http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif
http://wademeyersart.tripod.com/wademeyersaviationart/id38.html
http://freespace.virgin.net/kevin.egan/page3.html
http://www.controltowers.co.uk/D/Debden.htm

Covino
05-03-2004, 05:31 PM
http://s96920072.onlinehome.us/in-fly1/001-100/in-fly006_OmanDownLow_Shutt/01.jpg

From another forum:

"The story behind this Jag is that it's was a RAF exchange pilot, Andy Cubin, that flew the Jag this low. I think there were Hunters doing it as well. In doing so he took the roof off of a car. Not sure of any more specific details, but I know he was flying it because I read it in a book which featured this and many other pics of the incident."

Gibbage1
05-03-2004, 05:41 PM
The flying tigers would do this over farmland to scare away the birds from the crops. Made the farmers and pilots very happy. Till someone got a bird in the canopy. That stopped. I also have seen a P-38 that did the same, and left some very cool spiral marks on the grass field. Us yanks call it "Mowing the lawn" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Gib

My post's are my asumptions only, and in no way linked to fact. I am not an official 1C, Ubi, or Russian Red Rocket spokesman.

"Most P-39's were sent to the Russians - so I guess that was an American secret weapon against our Russian allies."

Stan Wood, P-38 pilot who also flew the P-39.

Covino
05-03-2004, 05:55 PM
A MUST-SEE film http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.fursty.de/kurioses/Aerobatics_kairys.mpg

JG7_Rall
05-03-2004, 06:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gibbage1:
The flying tigers would do this over farmland to scare away the birds from the crops. Made the farmers and pilots very happy. Till someone got a bird in the canopy. That stopped. I also have seen a P-38 that did the same, and left some very cool spiral marks on the grass field. Us yanks call it "Mowing the lawn" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Gib

My post's are my asumptions only, and in no way linked to fact. I am not an official 1C, Ubi, or Russian Red Rocket spokesman.

"Most P-39's were sent to the Russians - so I guess that was an American secret weapon against our Russian allies."

Stan Wood, P-38 pilot who also flew the P-39.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same thing happened to Bud Anderson's squad when he was training in the P-39. Good thing it had that glass armor or else that bird would have killed the pilot :|

"Son, never ask a man if he is a fighter pilot. If he is, he'll let you know. If he isn't, don't embarrass him."
Badges!? We don't needs no stinkin' badges!

trumper
05-04-2004, 03:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EvilBen:
A MUST-SEE film http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.fursty.de/kurioses/Aerobatics_kairys.mpg<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just watched it,my god,good job it has a good power to wieght ratio LOL,where was this filmed by the way http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Chadburn
05-04-2004, 09:21 AM
Here's another movie of a low flyby:

http://download.files.gliderpilot.net/spitfire.wmv

http://home.cogeco.ca/~jkinley/FB_JG27.jpg

DONB3397
05-04-2004, 09:46 AM
Chadburn, I watched that sequence on the Speedvision channel...on a large screen tv. I found myself warning Alain to duck as I watched the Spit coming at him. Believe it was part of a program on historic racing, Goodwood.

As they say in UK: "Good show!"

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"And now I see with eye serene/The very pulse of the machine;
A being breathing thoughtful breath,/A Traveller between life and death."
-- William Wordsworth

Covino
05-04-2004, 03:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Just watched it,my god,good job it has a good power to wieght ratio LOL,where was this filmed by the way http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That was Jurgis Kairys flying his Su-26 at the Radom Airshow 2003. Took place in Radom, Poland I believe. He's one of the best aerobatic pilots in the world.