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Benedikt
16-07-2020, 04:59
https://sputniknews.com/military/202006041079516631-incredible-true-story-of-how-hooligan-soviet-fighter-pilot-flew-supersonic-mig-under-low-bridge/

and of course nice to have a photographer there right on time and in place. though it is well known that what we call -photoshop- these days, was already well known back then.

bydand
16-07-2020, 14:17
Don't remember this. The Air Force probably saved his life reprimanding him and not sending him to Indochina.

I do remember my father telling me "there are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old bold pilots". He was a Coast Guard pilot, and got reprimanded for landing a PBY (flying boat) in heavy seas to save a Lithuanian sailor who drank some bad alcohol and was in seizures.

Thanks for the memory Ben.

TolkoRaz
16-07-2020, 19:52
https://sputniknews.com/military/202006041079516631-incredible-true-story-of-how-hooligan-soviet-fighter-pilot-flew-supersonic-mig-under-low-bridge/

and of course nice to have a photographer there right on time and in place. though it is well known that what we call -photoshop- these days, was already well known back then.

So reading all of the article there is yet more proof that the camera does indeed lie! ;)

Initially looking at the photo taken so many years ago, it had to be a fake or at least heavily doctored to capture such drama and clarity considering the speed of a MiG-17

Lets hope that after his military service, the pilot was calmer and more sensible during the next 25 years in civil aviation!

Hans.KK
17-07-2020, 01:41
https://sputniknews.com/military/202006041079516631-incredible-true-story-of-how-hooligan-soviet-fighter-pilot-flew-supersonic-mig-under-low-bridge/

and of course nice to have a photographer there right on time and in place. though it is well known that what we call -photoshop- these days, was already well known back then.
A video about it, and, they will try to repeat the stunt in a simulator, why not?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6QHNNfmfzE

Benedikt
17-07-2020, 05:27
[QUOTE=Hans.KK;1493696]A video about it, and, they will try to repeat the stunt in a simulator, why not?

apparently he also wanted to fly under the second bridge, a railway bridge. but there was a train there, so he pulled up...or so it goes.