'Videos of the Day' an ongoing thread

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  1. Royzee617

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    Les asked me to organise my vids a bit more. So this one is going to be the first stab at that.
    We have a couple of misc clips - one of Harriers in USMC service etc. and the second is from the RAE Farnborough. I should warn you that it includes the crash of a WW2 plane - looks to me like a Hudson but maybe wrong.
    These are small so anyone should be able to download them but the quality is a bit below par.
     

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    both very interesting videos there!
     
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    Any idea if it is a Hudson? Electra?
    It's an an odd montage... HP155 delta test plane for Concorde prgram (I saw this at Cranfield airshow when I was a kid) then Lightning, Comet and this unidentified crash which I had never seen before.
     
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    Looks like a Hudson to me, Roy. The Hudson is pretty much the same as the Super Electra airliner. It's a great airplane, not sure what happened there. Joe might know as he worked at Lockheed and might have some history on that plane.
     
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    I get worried about these doc makers. Seemed like an irrelevance to me. Gratuitous almost. That said such planes were in UK service. Too much schadenfreude in non-fiction TV methinks. Argh a pox on them for patronising their audience.
     
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    A nasty crash to be sure, poor guy. Nice view of the USMC Harriers in the other one. :cool:
     
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    i think the clip of it crashing was relivent, as afterwards it talks about a team that investigate crashes............
     
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    Hmm maybe - but he was standing what looked like a Tornado wreck. I think this kind of 'specialist' programme could avoid being sensationalist - leave the crash clips to the 'fodder for the masses' shows. I am surprised no one has brought out a video of plane crashes along the lines of the car crash ones etc. Police Camera Action stuff. I know someone in the cops and he says they film everything these days just in case, and make a tidy packet out of it. Oh well, that relieves the taxpayers' burden.
     
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    Nice videos Roy. Nice view of the USMC Harriers.
     
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    Chinook and Silver Eagles and then C130 demo. Great stuff!
     

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    wow, that really is a great video!
     
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    Worth the download! I might put up a smaller file if there is demand.
     
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    That's a good one alright. Great demo by the Chinook. It looked like a dog begging for a snack up on it's hind legs, at one point. :lol:
    The C-130 demo was cool too.
     
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    That's a nice one Roy. I am still amazed at the Lynx flip. I first saw that at Mildenhall in 1986 and I almost shat myself. The C-130 stuff was a bit too familiar for me, but it was great too. That combat landing is quite a ride. I lost track of how many times I did that. Some called that the "vomit comet" ride. I don't get airsick, so was usually yelling "WEEEEEEE" in the back while the other guys were in full hurl.

    Ah memories...
     
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    Thanks for the comments.

    I have a vid somewhere of the Transall crew getting the Khe Sahn pitchdown wrong etc. Now where did I put it...?

    Lucky you getting rides in the Herky Bird - one of the truly great machines!

    When were you at Mildenhall?
     
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    I was actually stationed at Lakenheath from 85-88. Because it is so close to Mildenhall, I went to the Air Fetes there every year. That's where I first saw the Lynx do it's roll.

    While I did get "rides" in the Herc, they were just a means of transport to where I was going. Because of some of the places we went to, that diving landing pattern was used many times. While I didn't get airsick, it still always made me nervous to be pitched down like that. I usually yelled "WEEEE" as a way to break the tension. It usually worked. It doesn't when accompanied by the familiar "plink plink plink" of incoming rounds though.
     
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    Amen to that evan... U and I have been in the same situations before, and that pitchdown made me nervous as well....

    Go figure.........
     
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    It would have taken one hell of a guy to not be nervous in that severe a pitchdown. It was worse at night, when you hoped like hell that the pilot was reading the instruments right and you didn't auger in.
     
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    Got to give credit to the pilots then!
     
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    Definitely!
     
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