Military-Style Jet Crashes During Loop

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  1. v2

    v2 Well-Known Member

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    Just horrible. When I did aerobatics I think our command imposed floor for performance was 5000'. I prefered to stay up around 8,000'. You never know what type of sh*t is going to go wrong. God forbid you lose your engine and stall, enter a spin, strike a bird...
     
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    Saw a smilar accident as Duxford a number of years ago when a P38 pilot made a similar error. The real horror was knowing it was going to hit, hoping that your wrong, but knowing your not.
     
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    I was there that day,I dont ever want to see that again....
    The scary thing was stood in the middle of 150/200 thousand people in complete silence
    R.I.P. Hoof Proudfoot...
     
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    Last year I know 2 guys killed in L-39s. I hope this doesn't start all over again.
     
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    Agree with Mkloby, once you leave the ground, it is no longer your friend. Stay as far away from it as humanly possible. Altitude=time. Time is life in aerobatics.

    The low level crowd pleasing crap is for birds. Litterally. They're better at it.
     
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    I once saw a picture of a sign above an A10 crewroom that said "The Ground Kills Every Time"
     
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