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2010-10-19 11:04:10 PM
I'm offended by all the limp-wristed pussies that seem to have replaced the American citizenry.
 
2010-10-19 11:11:16 PM
Shadow Blasko: Kittypie070: Damn insane Russkies have everyone beat for low flyin.

Check this sh*t out:



Better hope there was not even a stray twig a-lurking in his flight path or it'd be FOD, DOA, RIP, and time to grab the weenie forks.

Yeah, thats nice and all... but check out this Mirage F-1.

About 1 meter over the ground (person standing there)

Oh, and inverted.
You Tube Link (new window)


It was a French plane, the pilot was just trying to drop it so he could surrender..
 
2010-10-19 11:14:51 PM
WOOT! someone say "fleetweenk"???

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
 
2010-10-19 11:21:35 PM
I have no doubt the air show was promoted heavily well in advance.

If you can't be bothered to find out when stuff is happening in your own goddam backyard, and the first thing you think of when you see a low flying aircraft is "AIEEEEE TERRISTS!!"...

...well, you suck. Hugely.
 
2010-10-19 11:24:10 PM
jekxrb: You know what I'm offended by? The fact that the 11th of Sept is allowed to remain on calendars around the world. I mean, its constant repetition, year after year, just reminds me of 9/11. It's like the world is laughing at our tragedy, celebrating the date by printing it on their calendars.

/You know what really offends me?


And it offends me that this offends you. I demand an apology! ;-)
 
2010-10-19 11:29:19 PM
I'm glad I wasn't flying the Bay Tour that day, but heavies flying the tour at 3000ft is a common occurrence.

www.clear-prop.com

Self portrait at 500ft
 
2010-10-19 11:29:48 PM
In summer 2004, I was at Ground Zero, reflecting and having peaceful/retrospective thoughts. Suddenly, this giant jet zoomed almost barely over the skyskrapers, I didn't see anything fly through Manhattan while I was there, and I absolutely flipped the fark out. Thank goodness no one was around. No incident, of course, but it seemed too fast and low just to be going to the airport for me.
 
2010-10-19 11:32:18 PM
Yawn. When did we become such pussies?
 
2010-10-19 11:33:57 PM
Milo1974: In summer 2004, I was at Ground Zero, reflecting and having peaceful/retrospective thoughts. Suddenly, this giant jet zoomed almost barely over the skyskrapers, I didn't see anything fly through Manhattan while I was there, and I absolutely flipped the fark out. Thank goodness no one was around. No incident, of course, but it seemed too fast and low just to be going to the airport for me.

Congratulations, according to many here, including the post below you...that makes you a pussy.
 
2010-10-19 11:35:41 PM
Got him, 10 points (new window)
 
2010-10-19 11:45:58 PM
Milo1974: In summer 2004, I was at Ground Zero, reflecting and having peaceful/retrospective thoughts. Suddenly, this giant jet zoomed almost barely over the skyskrapers, I didn't see anything fly through Manhattan while I was there, and I absolutely flipped the fark out. Thank goodness no one was around. No incident, of course, but it seemed too fast and low just to be going to the airport for me.

A few days after after 9/11, I was at Ground Zero, watching the dump trucks haul away debris and smelling the still-burning fires, while inhaling the dust that coated all of lower Manhattan. Everybody acted like we were a team, gave directions, looked each other in the eye. People cheered the guys working the pile, and the workers would come out with their camera phones and show people footage from behind the perimeter fence. I too, saw a plane fly low overhead...a freaking fighter jet.

I thought, damn right, we're still in the air, and ain't nobody gonna stop us.

So yeah, you're a puss.
 
2010-10-19 11:55:15 PM
 
2010-10-20 12:08:25 AM
This was a passenger plane, not a fighter jet, Our fighter jets are supposed to be ther defending us, so eggrolls and hobosong, ear my pussy, and go ride my white horse while you are at it, that's symbolic, of course.
 
2010-10-20 12:09:23 AM
HoboSong: Those of you who weren't safely on the other side of the country on 9/11 will never understand.

*sigh*

farking pussies, the lot of ya
get the fark over it
 
2010-10-20 12:10:10 AM
APE992:
To this day. But I'm pretty sure Pearl Harbor didn't freak the fark out for the next 9+ years and the rest of the country as well.
/go fark yourself NYC


I think something else happened right after Pearl Harbor that distracted everybody from it, but I'm not real good with my history.
 
2010-10-20 12:12:21 AM
www.circulocreativo.org


Jenga "9/11" edition!
 
2010-10-20 12:24:48 AM
Ow My Balls: Commercial jet flyovers in airshows remind me of this (new window)

Clip here (new window)


Wow, that plane when through the tree tops like a hot knife through ice cream.
 
2010-10-20 12:24:56 AM
Well they should be offended! After all, 9/11 took place during an airshow as well!

Oh wait....
 
2010-10-20 12:29:25 AM
Milo1974: so eggrolls and hobosong, ear my pussy, and go ride my white horse while you are at it

I know what you were trying to say, but it made me lol.

/I can hear the ocean
 
2010-10-20 12:32:30 AM
Nem Wan: Never forget.

Well, that was moronic.
 
2010-10-20 12:44:21 AM
Great_Milenko: mud_shark: I'm offended that Sean Hannity looks like the North Tower.

I wish hannity had been IN the north tower.


So says the guy from PA. Hey didn't a plane land in your yard almost?
 
2010-10-20 12:52:26 AM
Kittypie070: Damn insane Russkies have everyone beat for low flyin.

Check this sh*t out:



Better hope there was not even a stray twig a-lurking in his flight path or it'd be FOD, DOA, RIP, and time to grab the weenie forks.


I'm surprised that's legal, even for the Russians.
 
2010-10-20 01:14:30 AM
fireclown: this thread has gone derp.

Has FARK come to this?


Pretty much all threads on Fark go derp at some point. Rarely do they come back.
 
2010-10-20 01:41:03 AM
Shadow Blasko: "How low can you go...."

emersonbiggins: Not impressed

Is there a story behind those pictures that you can link to? In the first one, seeing the shock wave leave a wake on the water below is impressive, and the second on is just nuts. Is that Blue Angel passing through the sound barrier at just above sea level? Or is that cloud/shockwave thing not necessarily the sound barrier?

Link or story, please. Those are awesome pics. :D
 
2010-10-20 01:46:44 AM
Technology is awesome and all, but what's the appeal in flying close to a landmark for an air show? The audience doesn't get to see it up close, the pilot does.
Small and fast planes darting around, sometimes colliding and exploding? Now there's an air show.
 
2010-10-20 01:47:17 AM
Opposite: Good, the shiatheads in SF need a reminder.

It's true bro. I spent most of the day on sodomy and abortions, but I caught the flyover while taking a little bong break.

It gave me a lot to think about, bro.

Then I went back to arranging gay marriages and promoting universal healthcare.
 
2010-10-20 02:39:04 AM
img225.imageshack.us

Holy shiat! 9/11!!
 
2010-10-20 02:46:28 AM
mamoru: Shadow Blasko: "How low can you go...."

emersonbiggins: Not impressed

Is there a story behind those pictures that you can link to? In the first one, seeing the shock wave leave a wake on the water below is impressive, and the second on is just nuts. Is that Blue Angel passing through the sound barrier at just above sea level? Or is that cloud/shockwave thing not necessarily the sound barrier?

Link or story, please. Those are awesome pics. :D


The story is basically fleet week. You can check it out on wiki or google pics. Some amazing stuff for naval air folks.

As far as that condensation cone, its just that. Not a "sound barrier" shock wave. Its just condensation from the humidity at that level coupled with the cold ass bay water.
 
2010-10-20 02:54:09 AM
This is a widely known event all the way in San Jose so I think this outraged is completely manufactured.
 
2010-10-20 03:03:47 AM
Oh for fark's sake I'm in Dallas and I knew it was fleet week.

Go Low

Go Fast
 
2010-10-20 03:17:38 AM
highly offended by all these cockmasters
 
2010-10-20 03:17:47 AM
THIS is an airshow.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-10-20 03:21:15 AM
Glenechocreek: THIS is an airshow.

That's a really expensive lawn dart.
 
2010-10-20 03:51:34 AM
Glenechocreek: THIS is an airshow.

Maybe for another millisecond...
 
2010-10-20 03:54:27 AM
Holy cow, I thought that was a photoshop... But no!

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/07/23/4739027-pilot-ejects-an-instant - before-fighterjet-crashes
 
2010-10-20 04:14:02 AM
mamoru: Shadow Blasko: "How low can you go...."

emersonbiggins: Not impressed

Is there a story behind those pictures that you can link to? In the first one, seeing the shock wave leave a wake on the water below is impressive, and the second on is just nuts. Is that Blue Angel passing through the sound barrier at just above sea level? Or is that cloud/shockwave thing not necessarily the sound barrier?

Link or story, please. Those are awesome pics. :D


Those are shock waves. With a vehicle moving through the air, the air has to accelerate to get around/out-of-the-way. So when the plane is near the speed of sound, some of that accelerated air is actually moving faster than the speed of sound. That's called *local* supersonic flow and there are local shock waves that form over a limited span. That is the definition of the airplane moving at transonic speed. The faster the plane goes, the larger the area covered by supersonic flow, until the whole plane is supersonic. THen the shock waves emanate from the tip of the nose and extend out for miles, creating sonic booms as they pass the observer.

You can see vapor clouds caused by other pressure phenomena as well, but in this case it is bounded by shock waves, as can be seen by the sharp linear boundaries
 
2010-10-20 04:40:20 AM
Bigjohn3592: mamoru: Shadow Blasko: "How low can you go...."

emersonbiggins: Not impressed

Is there a story behind those pictures that you can link to? In the first one, seeing the shock wave leave a wake on the water below is impressive, and the second on is just nuts. Is that Blue Angel passing through the sound barrier at just above sea level? Or is that cloud/shockwave thing not necessarily the sound barrier?

Link or story, please. Those are awesome pics. :D

Those are shock waves. With a vehicle moving through the air, the air has to accelerate to get around/out-of-the-way. So when the plane is near the speed of sound, some of that accelerated air is actually moving faster than the speed of sound. That's called *local* supersonic flow and there are local shock waves that form over a limited span. That is the definition of the airplane moving at transonic speed. The faster the plane goes, the larger the area covered by supersonic flow, until the whole plane is supersonic. THen the shock waves emanate from the tip of the nose and extend out for miles, creating sonic booms as they pass the observer.

You can see vapor clouds caused by other pressure phenomena as well, but in this case it is bounded by shock waves, as can be seen by the sharp linear boundaries


And I have seen the video that the guy on the left was taking, and he was no where NEAR supersonic.
 
2010-10-20 04:46:31 AM
Bigjohn3592: mamoru: Shadow Blasko: "How low can you go...."

emersonbiggins: Not impressed

Is there a story behind those pictures that you can link to? In the first one, seeing the shock wave leave a wake on the water below is impressive, and the second on is just nuts. Is that Blue Angel passing through the sound barrier at just above sea level? Or is that cloud/shockwave thing not necessarily the sound barrier?

Link or story, please. Those are awesome pics. :D

Those are shock waves. With a vehicle moving through the air, the air has to accelerate to get around/out-of-the-way. So when the plane is near the speed of sound, some of that accelerated air is actually moving faster than the speed of sound. That's called *local* supersonic flow and there are local shock waves that form over a limited span. That is the definition of the airplane moving at transonic speed. The faster the plane goes, the larger the area covered by supersonic flow, until the whole plane is supersonic. THen the shock waves emanate from the tip of the nose and extend out for miles, creating sonic booms as they pass the observer.

You can see vapor clouds caused by other pressure phenomena as well, but in this case it is bounded by shock waves, as can be seen by the sharp linear boundaries


Video Link (new window)

Not supersonic.

What you are looking at is a transonic Prandtl-Glauert singularity, which occurs due to pressure drop around the leading airfoil surfaces, which mimics a supersonic pressure cone, but can be generated at much lower speeds.
 
2010-10-20 05:06:15 AM
APE992

To this day. But I'm pretty sure Pearl Harbor didn't freak the fark out for the next 9+ years...

Pearl? No. But in and around Honolulu it was worse than people would believe. Our lives there changed a lot overnight. We stayed under blackout conditions for months after the attack. Schools closed, supplies were rationed, and we were constantly being told more attacks were imminent. I remember some older civilians who remained somewhat traumatized for years after the Japanese surrendered.
 
2010-10-20 05:08:03 AM
HoboSong: Those of you who weren't safely on the other side of the country on 9/11 will never understand.

Exactly. Those who WERE safely on the other side of the country thus have nothing to biatch about at a local air show. Thank you for reinforcing how idiotic this is.
 
2010-10-20 05:20:40 AM
Why didn't they just fly UNDER the bridge. Might as well stir them up good. I'm pretty sure there is plenty of room and an average 747 pilot could probably do it if he wanted to. That would certainly make the news.
 
2010-10-20 05:58:39 AM
Shadow Blasko: What you are looking at is a transonic Prandtl-Glauert singularity, which occurs due to pressure drop around the leading airfoil surfaces, which mimics a supersonic pressure cone, but can be generated at much lower speeds.

Cheers for the explanations. I wasn't aware that the phenomenon occurred sub-sonically, but obviously it does. I was gonna say, there must be some kind of regulation or law regarding flying super-sonic at an extremely low altitude and near people (assuming it would even be possible to control an aircraft supersonically that close to the ground/sea). :D

Thanks for clarifying with your explanations. :)

/f*cking compressible fluids, how do they work?
//more comfortable with hydro- than aero- ;)
 
2010-10-20 07:01:56 AM
farm5.static.flickr.com

that would be this one
 
2010-10-20 07:14:01 AM
C-5s landing at Norfolk Naval Air Station, that is all. It looked like they were making an approach to my ship's helicopter flight deck.

THIS

I used to live in OV near the end of that runway and once had the windows in my house shaken till they cracked because a C-5 came in too steep and low and had to gun the engines last second.

/yes the navy replaced the damage
//has always lived near a military airfield
 
2010-10-20 08:46:59 AM
vrax: Glenechocreek: THIS is an airshow.

That's a really expensive lawn dart.


I thought they banned those.
 
2010-10-20 09:56:00 AM
Enigmamf: Holy cow, I thought that was a photoshop... But no!

If you really want some excitement, look up the video of the aftermath of a fighter crashing into a crowd at a Russian airshow. Good times.
 
2010-10-20 10:30:32 AM
farm5.static.flickr.com.
 
2010-10-20 12:29:49 PM
Glenechocreek: THIS is an airshow.

www.cybernest.net

Aim High(er)
 
2010-10-20 12:50:35 PM
Is it just me?

www.clear-prop.com

i326.photobucket.com



/sorry

:)
 
2010-10-20 01:11:04 PM
Well, just like 9/11 the FAA and NORAD failed to respond.
 
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