This time a Flanker gets a handful of meters from the ground and a bystander…
Ukrainian Air Force pilots love flying low and be filmed in the process.
In the last couple of years we have published several videos showing pretty dangerous low passes: a Su-25 Frogfoot buzzing a group of female soldiers posing for a photograph, another one performing a low passage along a taxiway of a military airfield in northwestern Ukraine, a Mig-29 overflying pro-Russia separatist blocking rails, an Ilyushin Il-76 buzzing some Su-25s and Frogfoots returning the favor while buzzing the tower, an Mi-17 helicopter flying among the cars on a highway and another fully armed Mig-29 Fulcrum in the livery of the Ukrainian Falcons aerobatic display team flying over an apron at an airbase in Ukraine.
Here’s the latest chapter of the low pass sage: a Su-27 flying really low over a group of people after performing a low approach at an airbase in Ukraine.
The Flankers can be seen approaching the runway then break: one of the aircraft turns left towards the apron, gets dangerously close to the ground before climbing towards the cameraman.
Ukrainian Flankers were among the highlights of the recent Malta International Airshow.
H/T to @romankappa for the heads-up
NOT a low pass, looked like an aborted dual landing and trying to gain separation from the other aircraft…. NOT a low pass.
I like the guy on the far left running to the left of the camera view. Running 12 MPH to get out of the path of a speeding jet fighter doesn’t work too well but I don’t blame him for trying. Ironically, as he runs to get out of the jet path, the pilot dips his right wing right toward him and you see him disappear into the tall grass as he hits the deck. It’s utterly appalling that that kind of flying is allowed by that air force.
Everybody loves a low pass until the guy crashes. People were singing Bud Holland’s praises right up until he slammed his B-52 into the ground, nearly hitting a building where a retirement ceremony was being held for a popular colonel on base.
Failure in left engine.