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Re: Swartkop airshow and Silver Falcons

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:25 pm

Deanw wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:45 pm
Cute little maneuver, I like it. :D
If it was a blonde doing it down the flight line in jeans her diary would be over booked :lol:
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Re: Swartkop airshow and Silver Falcons

Unread post by V5 - LEO » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:08 am

...and so a new manuevre is born into the Silvers' reportoire - "The Pilatus Twerk" :lol:
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Re: Swartkop airshow and Silver Falcons

Unread post by Trevorn » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:14 am

Rockwell wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:22 pm
'Homebuilt' is correct in that it was caused by several circular movements of the stick at around 1 per sec.
The issue wasn't raised because of structural risk, not even close. The issue for me is if Mr. Joker had paid the $3.9mill pricetag on the Pilatus himself, would he have done such a maneuver? #-o Maybe it's just me or does anything go these days in the name of entertainment?
Is one of the required qualities of an airforce pilot not being able to fly agresivly, with a lower margin of safety than general aviation? When the SAAF fly low level, how low do they fly? (something about lifting up so they dont scrape the wing tips)

Maybe we should just ground all the SAAF Combat and trainer planes. At airshows they can carfully roll them out, put baracades around them and we can view them from 5m away.
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Re: Swartkop airshow and Silver Falcons

Unread post by Wildcat_004 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:31 am

Low level in the SAAF is regarded as 400’ agl in training and on operational squadrons its 200’ agl. In an operational environment you will be ingressing at 540 knots ( 9 nm per minute) and the height agl will be below 200’ agl. The last part of the ingress will be at 600 knots and right on the deck. That is to enable you to stay under the radar as long as possible and have surprise on your side. The egress will be on th deck again and at least 600 knots till you are clear of the threat area. There are some weapons that can take you out at low level so the lower the better. Never do a re- atttack as they will be awake and waiting. It’s in and out.
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Re: Swartkop airshow and Silver Falcons

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:33 am

Mars wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:17 pm
The maneuver in question, go to 4:13... keep the sound down..

That looks a lot like some of my early landing approaches as a student.. Can’t see what the fuss is about. It’s even more tame than I remember them doing it at FABM.....
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Re: Swartkop airshow and Silver Falcons

Unread post by Airwayfreak » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:41 am

Deanw wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:45 pm
Cute little maneuver, I like it. :D
Strange, no rivets raining down on the crowd.

I think the OP should be given a -4, +8 g aerobatic flip so that he/she can understand the dynamics of aerobatic manouvres

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