Watch this insanely low-flying Ukrainian Mi-17 helicopter buzz cars on highway

Aug 05 2015 - 8 Comments

You can’t fly lower than this!

The following video, filmed by a car dash camera, shows a Ukrainian Mi-17 Hip helicopter buzzing the cars on a highway somewhere near Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine’s fourth largest town, in the central-eastern part of the country.

Ukrainian helicopters, especially Mi-24 Hind gunships supporting the war against pro-Russia separatists, mainly operate at very low altitude where they can be more effective but at the same time they become more vulnerable to anti-aircraft fire: several Hind helicopters and many other Ukrainian aircraft have been shot down by MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense Systems) in eastern Ukrainian during clashes with Russia-backed militia.

H/T to Foxtrot Alpha for digging up this video


  • Tom Jones

    That is impressive. Bit disappointed it was a ‘Top Gun’ video with the sound blanked out and the Added Music. But I guess Dash Cams only need a visual evidence in court, no sound really.

    • Vieux_Foque

      I came to like the trip hop remix of Riders On the Storm, with “there’s a killer on the road” seemingly oddly appropriate.

  • Ron Johnstone

    Perhaps he was enjoying the “ground effect” from the really nice road?

  • Felipe Rios

    This video is…. Awesome.

  • Marco

    “Ukrainian helicopters, especially Mi-24 Hind gunships supporting…” present continuous tense.

    Are still flyING in the war zone? supportING the troops? I am under impression that UkAF quit the fight in September 2014, nearly one year ago after the separatists fielded a number of air defense assets.

  • zkat

    Ye olde asphalt compass?

  • Jan Schmidt

    Looks like a training flight, he is using the road for navigation and stealth. They avoid flying near east ukraine now (MANPADs), up until now 6 mi-8/mi-17 “hip” were shot down, one destroyed on the ground and 3 damaged.

    also one insane video of one low pass of a mig-29 of UkAF:

    almost electrocuted :)

  • B-Sabre

    I think he’s flying IFR (“I Follow Road.”)