posted on Oct, 16 2010 @ 02:43 PM
reply to post by KrypticCriminal
Thanks for that.
I rather enjoy air show vids, but if they can find one that shows three or four hi-performance stunt planes prop-hanging at the
same time in the same relatively small chunk of sky and maintaining this for more than a few seconds, I will be utterly amazed, because as far as I
know it's never been done at a legitimate air show.
I repeat for the sake of the few posters who are claiming that these are just (stunt) planes. The only way that prop-driven stunt planes of the
typical single-engine variety can "hover" is by hanging on their prop. Full stop. Period. No exceptions. Yes, they can stall, but that's not
a hover. And if the argument is then raised that they're all small jet
aircraft practising a stunt routine at night, please note that to
"hover" one of those you'd still have to put it vertical (nose upwards) and balance the power to hold it. Ok, it's doable (and pilots do it), but
if you had three or four doing that near eachother you'd hear it from miles off.
In any case, where are the nav lights? The flashing nav lights that are so often the dead giveaway because (aside from military in special cases) all
aircraft must show them?
I don't see any at all...