Russian Air Force Su-24 pilots like low level flying. And here’s a video that shows one of their treetop altitude missions from inside the cockpit.
Here’s the latest footage coming from Russia showing Su-24s flyng a training mission following a highway at low level.
Unlike previous videos, were Fencer’s low passes were filmed from the ground, this shows you how it feels like to fly at ultra-low altitude in a Russian attack plane.
In other countries, this kind of training is mainly performed out of populated areas. In Russia, pilots can buzz car and trucks. Let’s hope no driver gets distracted by the fast moving and noisy combat plane.
Last month, a Russian Su-24MR, flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, the U.S. Navy destroyer operating in the Black Sea following the crisis in Ukraine, a show of force considered “provocative and inconsistent with international agreements.”
H/T to Brian Ostrander for pointing us to the video!
Awesome video. I believe the Su24 has some fancy terrain following system that can go down to 10m? Why oh why do people have to put music on the aero videos though? For me the ballad of full reheat on engines 1 & 2 was never bettered.
correct – it has by design and it can fly in this mode autonomously ..but not 10m.. as far I remember a bit more than that
The Su-24 has a terrain-avoidance radar versus terrain-following. This was all manual flying, epic flying too! The F-15E could go down to 100 feet in terrain-following via special mode or 200 feet in normal road. The F-111 could go down to 200 feet too IIRC.
Amazingly tattered flight glove at the 0:12 mark.
lol I noticed that too. In Soviet Russia, no money means torn gloves wear you!