[Updated] Video: One of the lowest fly by ever by an F-16

Apr 23 2012 - 8 Comments

Update Apr. 23, 2012 21.30 GMT

Allegedly recorded in Afghanistan (that, as far as I remember, it’s a landlocked country with no sea…), the following video, uploaded a couple of days ago on Liveleak has received hundreds comments by people either amazed or scared by the one believed to be one of the lowest fly by ever of a U.S. F-16 in combat.

However, even if it’s a a very low fly by, it was filmed in the Vliehors shooting range (from the range’s control tower), in the Netherlands (thanks to Dirk Jan de Ridder for the hint) and does not show a U.S. but a Dutch “badass” pilot performing a dangerous low level stunt with an F-16AM (belonging to the Royal Netherlands Air Force).

Furthermore, I’m sure it was filmed at least some three or four years ago, as I’ve already seen it on Youtube or elsewhere.

By the way, this is a lower fly by with an F-16.

On the contrary, the low passage of an AN-12 that has had some notoriety on Facebook lately (see below) was photoshopped.

  • daniel

    Looks like its on Vlieland, one of the dutch islands where the airforce has a firing range.

  • Antoni

    The photo of the an12 is a photoshop on the real pic the plane has its landing gear normaly down

    • http://theaviationist.com/ David Cenciotti

      Thanks. Can you provide a link to the real image?

    • Bill G.

      When reading the article, I was wondering how it was known that the pic was Photoshopped. Thanks for the info.

  • http://vootatico.com.br Marcus Piffer

    Hi, David!

    Look this Mi-26 fly by: http://vootatico.com.br/archives/5941

    I think it’s the amazing helicopter fly by ever.

  • Antoni
  • http://vvsphotography.wordpress.com Sebastijan Videc

    One of the lowest low passes has to be Kvochur with his Su-30LL at an airshow in China http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia—Air/Sukhoi-Su-30LL/1025605/L/

  • http://viewpointofview.wordpress.com viewpointofview

    There are plenty of stories out there of pilots flying CFIT while trying to to a low pass. I guess one of these people “win”.

    I also remember a story of one of the Royal Norwegian Air Force fighter pilots from the 50’s or the 60’s who got away with landing with pieces of trees stuck to his plane, because he was know to follow the rules to much to do something stupid.