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(CTV News)   Some mysterious pilot flew his float plane underneath a traffic bridge on the Ottawa River yesterday afternoon, apparently just because he could. Tag is for you, sir (pics, video)   (ctvnews.ca) divider line 83
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2014-08-08 10:44:11 AM  
More like took off under a bridge......
 
2014-08-08 11:16:06 AM  

basemetal: More like took off under a bridge......


That was my thought. From where he left the water, he wouldn't have been able to (safely) fly over the bridge.
 
2014-08-08 11:22:41 AM  
Idiots in journalism.

In related news, a helicopter landed on top of a hospital building with helpless patients inside, then flew away again.
 
2014-08-08 12:45:51 PM  

basemetal: More like took off under a bridge......


It makes it more acceptable.  If he's doing stunts, then it would have been appropriate to explain to him just how much his widow would have to pay to fix the bridge he just flew into.
 
2014-08-08 12:54:29 PM  
Moggie says "Piece of cake"

img.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-08 12:57:07 PM  
I want my 43 seconds back!
 
2014-08-08 12:58:18 PM  
Touch and go shouldn't require Depends.
 
2014-08-08 01:00:00 PM  
Pfft, I once floated my flying plane across an aquaduct, but do I get a headline?
 
2014-08-08 01:00:43 PM  
I'm in the group that thinks he was just taking off.  It's not like he swooped in from a high angle at high speed, just to show off.
That was a rather relaxed, "let's just go under rather than over this here bridge"
 
2014-08-08 01:03:42 PM  
"Ya, baby! Holy shiat, eh?"
 
2014-08-08 01:04:08 PM  
Mysterious pilot, whose best pal happened to be filming the entire takeoff.

/I always just start  randomlyfilming hoping that something will happen
 
2014-08-08 01:05:24 PM  
Seriously?
 
2014-08-08 01:05:39 PM  
B. F. D.


www.tallyhorestoration.com

proairshow.com
 
2014-08-08 01:05:49 PM  
Nothing impressive about that. Now if you really want impressive, try  flying under a bridge, knife edge, at night, during a huuricane. Then there's be some respect. Not an old and busted float plane pilot, trying to get some air while not spilling his "Pink Squirrel."
 
2014-08-08 01:05:59 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-08 01:07:20 PM  

durbnpoisn: I'm in the group that thinks he was just taking off.  It's not like he swooped in from a high angle at high speed, just to show off.
That was a rather relaxed, "let's just go under rather than over this here bridge"


I wonder about the legality of his take off. I have no reason one way or the other to think it was illegal, but the bridge he flew under would seem to obscure his vision of other hazards and traffic beyond the bridge.

But it was pretty awesome, and I am still upset that Bird of Prey never flew under the Golden Gate as I was promised in the posters and trailer.
 
2014-08-08 01:09:41 PM  
That's not flying under a bridge.....THIS is flying under a bridge.......


4.bp.blogspot.com

or into the side or the top, the side and underneath....
 
2014-08-08 01:10:01 PM  

edmo: Idiots in journalism.

In related news, a helicopter landed on top of a hospital building with helpless patients inside, then flew away again.


That's just mean...

They should have, at least, let them take the  patients out.
 
2014-08-08 01:10:42 PM  
Comments in the post say other planes park in that area and take off in that direction.  Probably nothing unusual.
 
2014-08-08 01:11:07 PM  
pnmedia.gamespy.com
 
2014-08-08 01:11:15 PM  

Circusdog320: [img.photobucket.com image 620x349]


totes for reals. I was there.....I took that photo.
 
2014-08-08 01:14:13 PM  
Pilot was later interviewed and apologized profusely
/because that's the Canadian way
 
2014-08-08 01:17:59 PM  
 
2014-08-08 01:19:28 PM  
 
2014-08-08 01:20:05 PM  

rikkards: Pilot was later interviewed and apologized profusely
/because that's the Canadian way


You forgot about how he then rambled on and on and on how Canadians fly under bridges then everyone else in the history of flying under bridges.
 
2014-08-08 01:20:14 PM  
 Top-hole. Bally Jerry, pranged his kite right in the how's-your-father; hairy blighter, dicky-birded, feathered back on his sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harpers and caught his can in the Bertie.
 
2014-08-08 01:21:58 PM  

Circusdog320: [img.photobucket.com image 620x349]


That's a swoop. I can tell, having curved some lines in my day.
 
2014-08-08 01:23:30 PM  
www.8bitrocket.com
 
2014-08-08 01:24:42 PM  

styckx: rikkards: Pilot was later interviewed and apologized profusely
/because that's the Canadian way

You forgot about how he then rambled on and on and on how Canadians fly under bridges then everyone else in the history of flying under bridges.


You forgot how he also made sure to point out to everyone he was Canadian and not American (see the flag!?)

I think you also forgot a word or two.
 
2014-08-08 01:25:20 PM  

basemetal: More like took off under a bridge......


Exactly.

It took a long time for him to get up on the step and accelerate, so yeah, going under the bridge is the smart thing to do.
 
2014-08-08 01:27:14 PM  
Wanted for questioning:

www.edsup.tv
 
2014-08-08 01:27:16 PM  

rikkards: styckx: rikkards: Pilot was later interviewed and apologized profusely
/because that's the Canadian way

You forgot about how he then rambled on and on and on how Canadians fly under bridges then everyone else in the history of flying under bridges.

You forgot how he also made sure to point out to everyone he was Canadian and not American (see the flag!?)

I think you also forgot a word or two.


I'm not Canadian so my grammar skills are diminished  when speaking about Canadians in a snarky context.
 
2014-08-08 01:31:18 PM  
img.photobucket.com
More interestinger!
 
2014-08-08 01:33:41 PM  
Well we know it wasn't Chuck Yeager. That thing isn't fast enough. Otherwise I wouldn't put it past him. It certainly wouldn't be his first time.
 
2014-08-08 01:33:53 PM  

styckx: rikkards: styckx: rikkards: Pilot was later interviewed and apologized profusely
/because that's the Canadian way

You forgot about how he then rambled on and on and on how Canadians fly under bridges then everyone else in the history of flying under bridges.

You forgot how he also made sure to point out to everyone he was Canadian and not American (see the flag!?)

I think you also forgot a word or two.

I'm not Canadian so my grammar skills are diminished  when speaking about Canadians in a snarky context.


Interesting since I was being snarky about Canadians and I am Canadian (I guess it would be more self-deprecating)
/Sorry
 
2014-08-08 01:35:53 PM  
Big deal I flew under this www.history.com
In this
www.flugzeuginfo.net
Inverted

The FAA was not as pleased as I was with my effort and success.
 
2014-08-08 01:39:54 PM  

Hack Patooey: Moggie says "Piece of cake"

[img.photobucket.com image 588x375]


Moggy was a vicious prick.  I was happy when the Luftwaffe bagged his sorry arse.

/Got the whole series on VHS from when PBS ran it years ago.
 
2014-08-08 01:42:22 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-08 01:43:45 PM  

JustGetItRight: Hack Patooey: Moggie says "Piece of cake"

[img.photobucket.com image 588x375]

Moggy was a vicious prick.  I was happy when the Luftwaffe bagged his sorry arse.

/Got the whole series on VHS from when PBS ran it years ago.


My VHS tape is worn out and the price of a DVD is pretty high on this side of the pond. Wish I could find it in digital format somewhere.
 
2014-08-08 01:44:56 PM  
Pfffft, amateurs, check this out.
http://www.swaviator.com/html/issueSO02/Arch91002.html
Flying through arches with a few feet to spare, now that is impressive.
Flying a float plane through a large suspension bridge is like throwing hotdogs down a hallway.
 
2014-08-08 01:45:53 PM  

Iggie: Wanted for questioning:

[www.edsup.tv image 280x270]


Nah. No trees were harmed.
 
2014-08-08 01:46:01 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: JustGetItRight: Hack Patooey: Moggie says "Piece of cake"

[img.photobucket.com image 588x375]

Moggy was a vicious prick.  I was happy when the Luftwaffe bagged his sorry arse.

/Got the whole series on VHS from when PBS ran it years ago.

My VHS tape is worn out and the price of a DVD is pretty high on this side of the pond. Wish I could find it in digital format somewhere.


I wish they'd do his other books, too.  The SAS ones in the desert are pretty neat.
 
2014-08-08 01:47:17 PM  

Profedius: Big deal I flew under this [www.history.com image 580x390]
In this
[www.flugzeuginfo.net image 312x185]
Inverted

The FAA was not as pleased as I was with my effort and success.


How's that P-80 working out Mr

Profedius: Big deal I flew under this [www.history.com image 580x390]
In this
[www.flugzeuginfo.net image 312x185]
Inverted

The FAA was not as pleased as I was with my effort and success.


How's that P-80 testing working out Major Bong?
 
2014-08-08 01:48:21 PM  
On the other hand, the wake may've wrecked havoc with the smooth waters the rowing club was hoping for... would've been more polite to taxi past that bridge...

(Most boaters on the lakes around here will give you hell for going under a bridge at speeds that generate significant wakes)
 
2014-08-08 01:50:04 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-08-08 01:50:32 PM  

edmo: Idiots in journalism.

In related news, a helicopter landed on top of a hospital building with helpless patients inside, then flew away again.


Ha!  Perfect.  But it wasn't just idiot journalists.  The people in the background of the video were grade-A tools as well.  The guy screaming, "he's not going to make it" and the other moran who said, "yeah baby" both need to be smacked.
 
2014-08-08 01:59:39 PM  

davidhyde: [img.fark.net image 800x532]


FAKEEEE!!!

but this is real...(you can see no waves)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKSsqPJGRRo&t=0m55s
 
2014-08-08 02:02:41 PM  

Hack Patooey: OldManDownDRoad: JustGetItRight: Hack Patooey: Moggie says "Piece of cake"

[img.photobucket.com image 588x375]

Moggy was a vicious prick.  I was happy when the Luftwaffe bagged his sorry arse.

/Got the whole series on VHS from when PBS ran it years ago.

My VHS tape is worn out and the price of a DVD is pretty high on this side of the pond. Wish I could find it in digital format somewhere.

I wish they'd do his other books, too.  The SAS ones in the desert are pretty neat.


When my daughter was in the UK last summer she bought for my birthday a complete set of his aviation novels, plus a copy of the non-fiction "Invasion, 1940." Good stuff, and when she goes back I'll see if she can score the SAS books. Surprisingly hard to find over here unless you are willing to pay postage from the UK.
 
2014-08-08 02:06:44 PM  

davidhyde: [img.fark.net image 800x532]


i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-08 02:08:23 PM  
hmm....funny, it's right next to me.

I see that bridge from my office window, and this isn't something new...

There's not enough space between the docks and the bridge for them to take off... guess that it's the first time they see this..

Damn some people need to go out more.
 
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