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VFS-214_Hawk
05-09-2007, 07:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXUCW3GFhOM

VW-IceFire
05-09-2007, 07:35 PM
Bet he was kissing the ground later on that day. I think he was saved by ground effect and nothing else on that one...

T_O_A_D
05-09-2007, 08:07 PM
WOW close indeed.

partic_3
05-09-2007, 08:49 PM
I'd hate to have to have done his laundry after that!

crazyivan1970
05-09-2007, 10:16 PM
I bet it`s the same guy that flies Yak9U replica at MAAM every year. He just as crazy... camo looks the same too.

TSmoke
05-09-2007, 10:37 PM
That is one lucky SOB. Get that man a clean pair of shorts.

Feathered_IV
05-09-2007, 10:52 PM
Something about performing in front of a crowd makes some pilots push things a bit too far. I hope the owner of the aircraft gave him a punch in the nose after http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

flox
05-09-2007, 11:24 PM
what I find so interesting is that he actually pulled the aircraft into a horizontal attitude so quickly that its inertia was still forcing it downward at a rapid clip just before he started to climb again.

Badsight-
05-09-2007, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by VFS-214_Hawk:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXUCW3GFhOM TITOR

Treetop64
05-10-2007, 12:54 AM
Bet he looked ten years older and pale as a ghost when he stepped out after that one...

DKoor
05-10-2007, 01:32 AM
Too bad that every idiot outhere can fly a plane.
Thanks for sharing Hawk.... I did not saw it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Klemm.co
05-10-2007, 02:28 AM
Originally posted by flox:
what I find so interesting is that he actually pulled the aircraft into a horizontal attitude so quickly that its inertia was still forcing it downward at a rapid clip just before he started to climb again.
I get that in IL-2 all the time when i manage to pull out from such a situation. If you ever do a crazy move like this, watch the track thereafter and see your aircraft do the same. Works better for aircraft that can easily achieve a high AOA without stalling, for example the BF-109.

nsteense
05-10-2007, 04:59 AM
He was lucky in more than one way! Obviously not crashing into the ground is the livesaver, but, he was damn lucky not to bend his prop too!!
It shows that there're old pilots and bold pilots but very few old bold pilots.

tigertalon
05-10-2007, 06:01 AM
Notice the narrator, how he slowed down and paused in the middle of the sentence during the yak near touchdown, and after that he continues like nothing has happened. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

TheGozr
05-10-2007, 12:33 PM
Yes this video made many post in the past here. Very close indeed. You can imagine also the air smooshed under the wings

Here a basic to share.

http://www.gozr.net/iocl/images/files/gload.jpg

Hkuusela
05-10-2007, 02:11 PM
Amazing it didn't stall to the ground with that AoA!

ploughman
05-10-2007, 02:19 PM
I bet he checked his plane's belly for scratches, and then checked again. That is amazing.

PRAETORIVS
05-10-2007, 02:38 PM
Eep. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Been there, done that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

My plane wasn't real, though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

SithSpeeder
05-10-2007, 05:08 PM
I think the owner woulda punched him in the nose (as Feathered said), then the ground chief would have seriously chewed him out for scratching the paint up on the rear fuselage.

I had never seen that clip before. Thanks for sharing.

* _54th_Speeder *

FritzGryphon
05-10-2007, 06:39 PM
There's nothing surprising there. It's just a simple touch and go. Tires for Yak fighters are in short supply, so every effort is made to prevent wear.