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(Flying Magazine) Video A 320 buzzes Budapest. Awesome   (flyingmag.com) divider line 36
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2014-05-18 12:17:15 AM  
dafuq
 
2014-05-18 12:28:10 AM  
Wizz Air? More like Wizz yo' pants.
 
2014-05-18 12:30:54 AM  
I'll give 'em $50 to stage the same promotion over the GWB.
 
2014-05-18 12:53:32 AM  

LoneVVolf: I'll give 'em $50 to stage the same promotion over the GWB.


Take it easy! His dog just died.
 
2014-05-18 12:55:47 AM  
Tower this is Ghostrider requesting Flyby.
Negative Ghostrider the pattern is full.
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-05-18 01:08:07 AM  
So is Budapest Hungarian for Beggar's Canyon?
 
2014-05-18 01:09:13 AM  
That is a very pretty airplane.
 
2014-05-18 02:05:59 AM  
I bet they'll get a lot of FLAC for doing it
 
2014-05-18 04:37:46 AM  
Damn.  Now I want to goto Budapest.  Sorta?  Is the food any good?
 
2014-05-18 04:44:39 AM  
Watched twice.

Still not getting the "awesome" part.
 
2014-05-18 05:44:21 AM  
 
2014-05-18 05:48:55 AM  

RoyBatty: That is a very pretty airplane.


Be a shame if something happened to it.

LewDux: I bet they'll get a lot of FLAC for doing it


As long as it wasn't flak.
 
2014-05-18 06:16:04 AM  
That was actually pretty damn enjoyable...

....but a pest for the residents.
 
2014-05-18 06:59:19 AM  
education.uwsp.edu
 
2014-05-18 08:28:02 AM  
That god that didn't happen in murica. Everyone would be wetting themselves because terror
 
2014-05-18 09:12:03 AM  
Pull. Up.

Pull. Up.
 
2014-05-18 09:51:10 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Pull. Up.

Pull. Up.


I am.  And down.
 
2014-05-18 10:06:39 AM  
That seems like a reasonable stunt for an Airbus A320.
 
2014-05-18 10:15:05 AM  

AbiNormal: Boeing 707 Barrell Roll


One of the legends I'd heard while I was in Army Aviation, was about the crew-chief in Viet-Nam who got a Dear John letter and decided to go perform aerobatics with his Chinook helicopter. I'd always figured that it was just a tall-tale, but I was looking through a CH-47 historical website that went into detail on it. The "Dear John" part was true, and the guy did steal his helicopter and he performed an inside loop over his airfield. Unfortunately, he tried it a second time, and struck the ground on his downward leg. So if anyone ever asks you if you can fly a helicopter upside down, the answer is yes, for a short time.
 
2014-05-18 11:32:30 AM  

Mitch Mitchell: Damn.  Now I want to goto Budapest.  Sorta?  Is the food any good?


Yes.
 
2014-05-18 01:19:48 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: AbiNormal: Boeing 707 Barrell Roll

One of the legends I'd heard while I was in Army Aviation, was about the crew-chief in Viet-Nam who got a Dear John letter and decided to go perform aerobatics with his Chinook helicopter. I'd always figured that it was just a tall-tale, but I was looking through a CH-47 historical website that went into detail on it. The "Dear John" part was true, and the guy did steal his helicopter and he performed an inside loop over his airfield. Unfortunately, he tried it a second time, and struck the ground on his downward leg. So if anyone ever asks you if you can fly a helicopter upside down, the answer is yes, for a short time.


I believe the Apache can do a barrel roll.
 
2014-05-18 01:59:41 PM  

Mitch Mitchell: Damn.  Now I want to goto Budapest.  Sorta?  Is the food any good?


Mr Iggie had to go to Hungary on business years ago, and he loved it -- for the food, the beauty of the city, the people.  I wish I could have gone too, it sounded wonderful.

BTW, am I correct in assuming that in the video Buda is on the left hand side, and Pest is on the right?  I'd ask the hubby but he's not in the house right now.
 
2014-05-18 02:17:07 PM  

Iggie: Mitch Mitchell: Damn.  Now I want to goto Budapest.  Sorta?  Is the food any good?

Mr Iggie had to go to Hungary on business years ago, and he loved it -- for the food, the beauty of the city, the people.  I wish I could have gone too, it sounded wonderful.

BTW, am I correct in assuming that in the video Buda is on the left hand side, and Pest is on the right?  I'd ask the hubby but he's not in the house right now.



Yes.  You are correct.
 
2014-05-18 02:17:54 PM  

Iggie: BTW, am I correct in assuming that in the video Buda is on the left hand side, and Pest is on the right?  I'd ask the hubby but he's not in the house right now.



Yes you are. He was approaching from the south. And the Parliament building is at 1:20 on the right.
 
2014-05-18 05:03:21 PM  
Out if curiosity. How accurate and reliable are altimeters? I reckon with modern GPS stuff they have a consistent and accurate altitude. But I just wonder if you can really rely on one when flying low. Cause it looks hard to judge height and if you'll clear from a long distance. If it's close the gauge being off by 20' could be bad.
 
2014-05-18 05:15:10 PM  

NBSV: Cause it looks hard to judge height and if you'll clear from a long distance.


In my experience in small fixed wing aircraft, it's relatively easy to judge whether you will clear an obstacle when you are in level flight. As you fly towards the obstacle you will see it a) drop lower on the windscreen, b) stay at the same spot on the windscreen, or c) move higher on the windscreen. (B) Stay at the same spot on the windscreen is always very bad that would be you flying into another plane. (C) is bad if the obstacle should be below you, that would be you flying into the middle of the bridge. (A) is bad if the obstacle should be above you.

Now, I went on a helicopter flight in Alaska where several times it looked like we would crash into a peak and I think that was because helicopters when flying mostly level or climbing may have an attitude that is nose low.

The part of flying that makes me nervous is not altitude above an obstacle, but "side" distance away from an obstacle, for example, turning in a tight canyon would scare me, and I have no idea whatsoever how helicopter pilots learn how safely they can fly next to other helicopters, or trees, or powerlines, or whatever.

I am curious though how close the wing tips of the A320 came to the bridge towers as they banked above the bridge.
 
2014-05-18 07:12:51 PM  

NBSV: Out if curiosity. How accurate and reliable are altimeters? I reckon with modern GPS stuff they have a consistent and accurate altitude. But I just wonder if you can really rely on one when flying low. Cause it looks hard to judge height and if you'll clear from a long distance. If it's close the gauge being off by 20' could be bad.


They use a radar altimeter for all of the "close to the ground" stuff. Fine in straight and level flight, might be off a bit when banking.
 
2014-05-18 08:04:31 PM  
They flew past where I got married.  Subby should have included a trauma trigger warning in the headline.
 
2014-05-18 08:32:31 PM  
Nobody beats the wizz.
 
2014-05-18 09:01:23 PM  
RoyBatty:

The part of flying that makes me nervous is not altitude above an obstacle, but "side" distance away from an obstacle, for example, turning in a tight canyon would scare me, and I have no idea whatsoever how helicopter pilots learn how safely they can fly next to other helicopters, or trees, or powerlines, or whatever.

The same way you can drive down a narrow street without tearing your passenger side mirror off, or an excavator operator can spin around in a tight place without slamming his counterweight through a wall. More time in a particular vehicle = a better sense of where exactly all the bits are.
 
2014-05-18 10:58:46 PM  

RoyBatty:  I have no idea whatsoever how helicopter pilots learn how safely they can fly next to other helicopters, or trees, or powerlines, or whatever.


SImple. Fly closer and closer until you hit, then back off just a bit.

That's always near the top of my favorite videos list. It's the deadpan "nope" that does it.
 
2014-05-18 11:02:04 PM  
Is it wrong that I expected to see this make a low pass?

www.pilotfriend.com

I mean, I figured it wasn't this - too obscure.

www.aerofiles.com
 
2014-05-18 11:05:27 PM  

NBSV: Out if curiosity. How accurate and reliable are altimeters? I reckon with modern GPS stuff they have a consistent and accurate altitude. But I just wonder if you can really rely on one when flying low. Cause it looks hard to judge height and if you'll clear from a long distance. If it's close the gauge being off by 20' could be bad.


1) Altimeters are usually more accurate than GPS. Without WAAS, GPS is notoriously inaccurate in altitude. A properly calibrated altimeter is accurate to less than 10 feet.

2) Their primary altitude instrument was probably their eyes, not the altimeter.
 
2014-05-19 02:09:48 AM  

Katerchen: Mitch Mitchell: Damn.  Now I want to goto Budapest.  Sorta?  Is the food any good?

Yes.


Hungary much?
 
2014-05-19 07:09:34 AM  
I saw a Red Bull Air Race there a few years ago..It is a beautiful city..One side is up high (Buda) and the other is low (Pest).
The river isn't that wide in that part of the city so to see a Jet fly that low must have been cool as hell.
 
2014-05-19 11:24:07 AM  
That looks just like the 9/11 ride at the New York casino in Las Vegas.
 
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