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    737 Highspeed Low Altitude Pass

    My dad sent me this >> LINK <<

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu's Dad
    Met the pilot who flew this low pass at KORC flying field today. He and two pilot buddies are here test flying Kelowna flight Craft rebuilt 737's. He is from Calgary, one pilot buddy from Russia and the other from Vancouver.
    220 knots, 30 feet off the ground
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    Yeah, that's very impressive Stuart, saw in 1994 the same on airforce base Woensdrecht here in my country, by me on the corner, then an old merauder bomber passed very low with roaring engines. Than you almost have the wish to be the pilot. Wrrrrrooeeeeem!!!!!
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    Very cool, Stu. I got to see several cool displays of plane power and piloting skills when I worked at the Albuquerque airport years ago.

    Several of us were on the roof of the old terminal building (about three stories high) watching the Blue Angels warming up the day before one of their shows one year, and one of the pilots did a 30' to 40' high pass between our building and the (then) Air Freight building about 100' away. He was close enough we could see him wave.
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    How low...can you go!

    Good one Stu, but this might be a bit lower yet...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODUqJ...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    Good one Stu, but this might be a bit lower yet...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODUqJ...eature=related
    He's also going slower, though. That's the approach at St. Maarten island. Always cool to watch, regardless of the speed.

    Of course, one YouTube always begats another...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVByFRf0oXY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    He's also going slower, though. That's the approach at St. Maarten island. Always cool to watch, regardless of the speed.

    Of course, one YouTube always begats another...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVByFRf0oXY
    If you think that is Fun to Watch Vaughn, I can tell you from Personal experience that it is even MORE Fun to be the Pilot landing there, (I have had that FUN quite a few times in Twin Otters.....(duck soup), 1121 Jet Commanders, 1123 & 1124 Westwind Biz Jets, and twice in a B-707-300C.

    I know it was FUN, 'cause I'm still Smiling. Beautiful Place there.

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    If you like watching airplanes up close and personal plan on attending AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI (July 28 to August 3, 2008)
    Here you can see everything from World War 1 fighters to the F22 Raptor doing low level passes.
    It's quite impressive to see a C5A doing a low level!!

    http://www.airventure.org/
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    Very cool video! I think I was a passenger on that flight - a few times! Actually I was on a flight that made an emergency landing in Terre Haute Indiana. The pilot put us on the deck for a few miles before we got to the airport. It was kinda like watching the corn rows go by in the car - but much faster!
    Last week Sam and I had a C-130 fly over us as we drove past our little airport in Lancaster. They were doing touch-n-gos. That was awe inspiring - I can only imagine what a 737 or 747 is like!

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    Och! None of those are as low as this one.
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    when i was in high school a friend of mine and i snuck out of school and went to watch the practice runs for the upcoming weekend air show. we were in his moms chevy station wagon and went out on some back roads behind the airport. we got out and stood on the roof of the car to watch and while we were there 2 a-10 warthogs were practicing and must of spotted us because they kept circling back and flying right over us. they did it about 10 times getting lower each time. it was awesome! id say they were within 20 feet of us when they flew over at the lowest, which believe me seems a LOT closer in person!
    Als ik kan

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