Argentinean pilots have a good tradition of low level flying.
Along with images of ultra low altitude attacks on British warships during the Falklands War (Malvinas), we’ve already seen and commented a more recent daredevil flyby of an Argentine Air Force IA-63 Pampa.
The last of a series of almost insane stunts depicts a Mirage 5P flying between the shelters of an unknown airbase in Argentina.
Although combat planes can quietly operate at medium or high altitude with stand off weapons, in the majority of most recent scenarios pilots still train low-level high speed flying to face enemy threats they could face during attack, special operations, reconnaissance, Search And Rescue, troops or humanitarian airdrop missions in troubled spots around the world.
- [Special Report] The spectacular flypast for the Argentine Military Aviation School’s 100th Anniversary (theaviationist.com)
- USS Iwo Jima would have been loaned to the Royal Navy if the British had lost one of their capital ships during the Falklands War (theaviationist.com)
- Video: Insane F/A-18 Hornet low level flight through the canyons of Northern California (theaviationist.com)
In Algeria (which had a junta not unlike Argentina)
in my city the Aifighters make regular passage over our head in the same spot in the sky (maybe an Airway)
since 2 years ago and that coincide with the start of arab revolts (in Algeria we had simultanious massive riots with tunisia on decem2010/jan2011
and there was sporadic riots in this town since
then so i presumed that it was intimidation or to show the power of the airforce
but what makes me uneasy the Military M-8 with Gimbal pod
circling above our neighborhood
it happend twice the Helicopter cyrcled the small subpurb
multiple times with the pod pointed tothe center
what does that mean?
if its just calibration why doesn’t they do it somewhere else with know cordinates?
From the position of the shelters, I think this is Rio Gallegos Airbase. Anyway its a pretty dangerous maneuver considering how close the shelters are…
Have you seen this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY56L5PFZnU