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That Was Close! Jet Plane Flies Dangerously Close to Spectatorsí Heads at Air Show
Metro ^ | Sunday 6 Jul 2014

Posted on 07/06/2014 3:33:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Spectators at a recent air show in Waddington, near Lincoln, were given a particularly close look at a fighter jet.

Like a scene out of Top Gun, the plane screams over the heads of the crowd, only missing them by a few feet.

People duck and jump for cover, with one observant man commenting: ‘That was a bit close, wasn’t it?’

The Turkish F16 jet can then be seen coming in to land, where the pilot presumably removes his cool-guy shades and gives the thumbs-up to an injured comrade.

Tom Cruise would be proud.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: airshows; aviation
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1 posted on 07/06/2014 3:33:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That’s what happens when you stand at the end of a runway.


2 posted on 07/06/2014 3:40:01 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Ray76

Getting sucked into an intake ping!


3 posted on 07/06/2014 3:47:57 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: nickcarraway

I knew of some Air National Guard pilots that would try to flip picnic tables.


4 posted on 07/06/2014 3:52:44 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: nickcarraway

That little multiple-wobble when he is a couple of hundred yards out is really scary.


5 posted on 07/06/2014 4:02:06 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway

“Like a scene out of Top Gun,...”

Maverick: Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.
Air Boss Johnson: Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.

You can see the LSO (orange shirt) trying to wave this guy off! LOL!


6 posted on 07/06/2014 4:04:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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At least he didn’t crash like this Su-27 did!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTI5etjTniU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm9aACJVHJ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3nJNE8jbUg

Due to graphic nature of the video you might not want to watch it.


7 posted on 07/06/2014 4:07:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He was just waving his wings to say, “hi!”.


8 posted on 07/06/2014 4:27:33 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Ray76

No kidding. Duh.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 4:29:18 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: nickcarraway

Freaking AWESOME!!!!

Wish I was there....


10 posted on 07/06/2014 4:34:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway
Almost as much fun as fence-surfing at ST. Maarten, which I've done twice. An experience you will NEVER forget!
11 posted on 07/06/2014 4:57:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: nickcarraway

Dangerous? It’s a jet fighter not a kite.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 5:18:03 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: KingLudd

The F-16 landed exactly where it was supposed to land


13 posted on 07/06/2014 6:20:23 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: cornfedcowboy

Still remember an F-5 with the afterburners lit

coming over us about that low.We all jumped when

we saw it,again about 10 seconds later from the sound.

Forgave him tho,he saved our butts with his napalm.


14 posted on 07/06/2014 6:26:02 PM PDT by Harold Shea
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But if you're gonna do it low and slow..no better place than over 50,000+ at a football game..

2009 Georgia Tech/Wake Forest, Atlanta Two Navy pilots..both GaTech grads...cut it a leeetle too close...and two careers were over in 10 seconds..

15 posted on 07/06/2014 6:42:59 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Harold Shea

I had a buddy who was a Khe Sanh. He said they were getting CAS from a Phantom which finally ran out of gun ammo and bombs. The NVA were up near the top of 881N, so the Phantom comes in low, pulls up at the last second and hit full afterburner as he passed over the NVA, trying to make ‘crispy-critters’.

Another buddy saw a VC patrol diddy-boppin down a paddy dike. Phantom returning from up north made one pass and ran out of 20mm during the run. The VC figured out what had happened, got up and continued to saunter down the dike. This series of paddies was at least a klick wide.

The frustrated Phantom driver circled for a bit then came roaring down the paddy at about 6 foot altitude, trying to run them down. He didn’t succeed, but probably managed to change the color of their black pajama bottoms.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 6:55:57 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: BwanaNdege

That’s where I was ‘71,bet he wasn’t far from us.

They really saved a lot of GI’s...we were surrounded a lot there.

298th Signal..Quang Tri. We were up on that hill above

the airstrip at Khe Sahn with all the antennas


17 posted on 07/06/2014 7:27:36 PM PDT by Harold Shea
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To: nickcarraway

While a very young girl we lived very near the Van Nuys CA airport in the early 50’s. Actually somewhat at the end of the runway. As the saber jets were taking off we could see and wave to the pilots...and they would wave back to us neighborhood kids. Very cool.


18 posted on 07/06/2014 9:07:23 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: nickcarraway

Those weren’t spectators at an air show... They were just some folks camped out on a road close to the approach of a runway. Looked like a fairly normal landing for the F-16. Looks like they were there specifically because it was fun to have the planes drop in right overhead.


19 posted on 07/06/2014 9:16:59 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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That was so close you could hear the deer whistle.


20 posted on 07/06/2014 9:20:08 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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