posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 11:51 AM
reply to post by Insolubrious
, the point of the videos was merely to illustrate that a jet in flight would not "blow over" things from the engines'
exhaust, even when passing very, very low over them.
That's the point.
The maneuverability aspects of the fighters versus a transport category airplane aren't the point. The engine exhaust forces are the point. The
fighter jets' engines put out a great deal of thrust, it cannot be argued??
It is far easier to find, online, a bunch of videos of fighter pilots hot-dogging their jets than it is to find larger ones doing the same
thing.....although in the last video, there was a brief clip of a very large jet, a KC-135 (basically a modified Boeing 707) at VERY low altitude,
VERY fast over the desert, filmed from the ground, but off to the side.
From 1:08 to 1:11 in the montage video (the one with the techno dance music soundtrack). That one is showing NO disturbance of the ground beneath
from the jet engines' exhaust. It is a large, airline transport-sized four engine jet. Not only does it illustrate the lack of jet engine exhaust
disturbance to objects on the ground, it ALSO dispels the common "truther" myth that it was "impossible" for American 77 to fly low in order to hit
the Pentagon at the point where it did.
A Boeing 707 can do it. A Boeing 757 can as well. Also, there are many fun videos to watch, on YouTube, of similar low passes of other
airliner-sized jets, just search in YT's search field.
edit on Sun 22 January 2012 by ProudBird because: (no reason given)