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Whoa! F16 near miss at Waddington air show!

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posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 07:37 AM
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Not technically an Aircraft projects topic I know, but thought it best to put this here. Please move mods if I got it wrong.



This is scary!



What can I say?.....except it was apparently a Turkish pilot/plane.

Rainbows
Jane




posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: angelchemuel

Yup, that's close. However, I side with the late great George Carlin when it come to "near miss" terminology. I think it is better said as a TOTAL miss...yet very, VERY near to the camera/spectators.

On another note, I would love to see the camera from the pilots perspective.




posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: angelchemuel

S&F!


Whoah!


Low Rider



Does the pilot offer instant haircuts





posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: DietJoke

Hehe...I even ducked watching the damn thing as I had it on full screen!
I've been to many an airshow.....but THAT.......*shuddering*

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 07:55 AM
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a reply to: angelchemuel
I absolutely love going to air shows, but I have never stationed myself at either end of the runway. Why? Because most aircraft crashes happen during take-offs and landings. People that put themselves in that position are basically standing in the middle of a drag strip and hoping nothing bad happens.

I'll jump out of planes if I want that adrenaline rush.



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

Hi Dawg *waves*

Yup, totally agree with you there......but NOT the parachuting bit!
Rainbows
Jane



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 08:04 AM
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Low passes disturb everyone except the pilot. He's got a smile a mile wide.

Me too.



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: angelchemuel

Wow! That'll teach them for freeloading and watching from the road instead of buying tickets


(Not that I don't do exactly the same thing at Farnborough — unfortunately I'll miss it this year...)
edit on 7-7-2014 by Rob48 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 08:28 AM
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originally posted by: angelchemuel
Not technically an Aircraft projects topic I know, but thought it best to put this here. Please move mods if I got it wrong.



This is scary!



It is scary but not scarier than this:




posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 08:35 AM
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OK....have we got 'one upmanship' going on here guys???

That's OK....I like having the living bejeezus scared out of me!

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: angelchemuel

Not to one up, but I was here at the filming of this video. I'm in that small group of people near where the C130 impacts with the ground.

The plane continued down the taxi-way (it wasn't the runway) and went into the trees and blew up. 5 dead and two injured with horrific burns.

It happened in front of hundreds of people. The military calls it a CAPEX (Capabilities Exercise). They do it every year.



I was standing next to the Air Force ground controller and he was screaming into his radio to abort. The plane never acknowledged.

What I found weird, was that the CAPEX went on, to show other capabilities of the US Military at another range. And all the while we could see the smoke from the crash off in the distance. Pretty hard hearted if you ask me.
edit on 7-7-2014 by TDawgRex because: Spelling



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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that is SOP at some shows.. very cool vid. S&F



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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That'll be my daughter learning to park
LOL

Cody



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