Duck! Moment Argentine pilot performs fly-bys METRES above onlookers

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Fine as long as nothing goes wrong :)

Ground effect would probably give added lift at that height.
 

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:shock: - Personally all I can think of is there is little margin for error, and anything not been 100% right (eg a change in the wind) and this would have ended in disaster...
 

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I have seen fly pasts this low before quit a few times. Most memorable was the Blue Angels support C-130 over San Francisco harbour where they had to climb noticeably to do a turn.

Personally I don't see an issue if it is authorised appropriately and flown by a trained pilot.
 

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I have seen fly pasts this low before quit a few times. Most memorable was the Blue Angels support C-130 over San Francisco harbour where they had to climb noticeably to do a turn.

Personally I don't see an issue if it is authorised appropriately and flown by a trained pilot.

With people standing directly underneath?
 

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10ft pass is asking for trouble - regardless of a trained pilot or not. There is a reason that 250 ft is the normal low flying authorised height, and 150 with specific training and authorisation. 10 ft in a Herc (especially with a potential stock standard crew? Ridiculous.
 

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Whilst it's a safe arguement that those sort of fly-bys are risky... it's also probably true that more pilots and bystanders have been killed by collisons between aircarft perfoming aerobatics at airshows, than low level passes.

After all, you search Youtube, and you wont find too many (any?) clips of planes hitting the deck from pilots hot-dogging at 10ft. Mid-airs, on the other hand...

Two closing thoughts.

Bud Holland's pass over Yakima in a B-52 is probably the closest near miss (esp considering speed/size of the B-52) I can think of (and history shows that story didn't end well - it's there on YouTube if you need to see it).

And then there's this:


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After all, you search Youtube, and you wont find too many (any?) clips of planes hitting the deck from pilots hot-dogging at 10ft.

The Air France A320 incident is about the only one I can think of - but slightly different circumstances, given they were deliberately using low power settings.

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The B-52's nose-down attitude in level flight significantly adds to the drama of the picture!
 
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