A HELLUVA GOOD PILOT
This is a video of a stunt pilot who, in real life, is a Delta Airlines pilot.
His act at air shows is to pretend that he is a drunken spectator
who rushes from the stands and jumps into a Piper Cub and takes
off without any understanding of how to fly a plane.
The Piper Cub is actually specifically built to withstand an enormous
amount of stress and has a very powerful engine.
This type of stunt is actually the most dangerous of air show acts,
because of the low altitude at which the pilot performs.
Obviously, this pilot possesses unbelievable skill.
Check out the landing at the end - it is special !!!
BEAUTIFUL PICTURES like this one
Click HERE for an 8 mb Powerpoint Slideshow
During a commercial airline flight an experienced Navy Fighter Pilot was seated next to a young mother with a babe in arms. When the baby began crying during the descent for landing,
the mother began nursing the infant as discreetly as possible.
The pilot pretended not to notice, and, upon disembarking, he gallantly offered his assistance to help with the various baby-related items.
When the young mother expressed her gratitude, the pilot responded,
"Gosh, that's a good looking baby, and he sure was hungry!"
Somewhat embarrassed, the mother explained that her pediatrician said that the time spent on the
breast would help alleviate the pressure in the baby's ears.
The Navy Pilot sadly shook his head, and in true pilot fashion exclaimed, "And all these years, I've been chewing gum."
Russia now has the #1 fighter plane in the world... SU-30- Vectored Thrust with Canards...
As you watch this airplane, look at the canards moving along side of, and just below the canopy rail.
The "canards" are the small wings forward of the main wings? The smoke and contrails provide a sense
of the actual flight path, sometimes in reverse direction. This video is of an in-flight demonstration flown by the Russian's-30MK fighter aircraft. You will not believe what you are about to see.
The fighter can stall from high speed, stopping forward motion in seconds. (full stall). Then it
demonstrates an ability to descend tail first without causing a compressor stall. It can also recover from a flat spin in less than a minute.
These manoeuvre capabilities don't exist in any other aircraft in the world today.. Take a look at the video with the sound up.
This aircraft is of concern to U.S and NATO planners. We don't know which nations will soon be flying the
SU-30MK, hopefully China isn't one of them.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Note: Friends worked with advanced aircraft flight control
systems and concepts for many years as an extension of stability control and means of control. Canards and vectored thrust were among many concepts examined to extend our fighter aircraft performance.
Neither our current or next generation aircraft now poised for funding & production can in any way match the performance of this Russian aircraft NOW FLYING in any near combat situation.
Somehow the bankrupt Russian aircraft industry has out produced our complex politically tainted aerospace industry with this technology marvel.
Scratch any ideas of close in air-to-air combat with this aircraft in the future! Obama says "not to worry". Yea, right comrade.
Click HERE to see it perform ( 4.79 mb wmv video )