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Watch This: Ukrainian Air Force Su-24M Fencer Insane Low Pass

You can’t fly lower than this….

We have already posted quite a few videos of Ukrainian Air Force aircraft performing ultra-low level passes. The most famous ones are those of a MiG-29 performing a show of force onpro-Russia separatist blocking rails; a big Ilyushin Il-76 buzzing some Su-25s (and the Frogfoots returning the favor while buzzing the tower); a Su-25 flying low over the heads of a group of female soldiers posing for a photograph and then performing an aileron roll; a Su-27 Flanker performing a low pass right after take off; and a Su-24MR tactical reconnaissance aircraft flying low over the flight line at Starokostiantyniv.

The latest footage is really impressive. It shows what is probably a Su-24M Fencer, a supersonic, all-weather,  twin-engined, two-seater plane with a variable geometry wing, designed to perform ultra low level strike missions developed in the Soviet Union and serving, among the others, with the Syrian, Iranian and Libyan Air Force buzzing the flight line at an airbase in Ukraine, probably once again “Staro”, where the Fencers of the 7th Tactical Aviation Brigade are based.

Although Ukrainian Air Force pilots regularly fly at low altitude, this time the Su-24 appears to be lower than comfortable for the camera man, missing the other Fencers on the apron by a matter of a few meters (or maybe centimeters…).

Anyway, here’s the footage for you to judge:



H/T MilitaryAviation.in.UA

Watch An Argentine P-3 Orion Aircraft Perform A Low Pass Over Ushuaia “Argentine Malvinas International Airport”

Pretty cool low pass by a Lockheed P-3 Orion.

The following video shows the P-3B Orion “6-P-53”, belonging to the Escuadra Aeronaval N° 6 – Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Exploración of the Argentine Navy, as it performs a low pass over Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas International Airport, located near the city of Ushuaia, on the island of Tierra del Fuego in the Tierra del Fuego Province of Argentina.

Interestingly, the airport, opened in 1995, was given a name that reflects Argentina’s claims of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas): Aeropuerto Internacional de Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas that could be translated as “Ushuaia – Argentine Malvinas International Airport”.

Anyway, Argentinian pilots have a good tradition of low-level flying: they conducted ultra low altitude attacks on British warships during the Falklands War (Malvinas) and, more recently, we’ve commented daredevil flybys of Argentine Air Force IA-63 Pampa, Mirage 5P or C-130 Hercules.

Not as low as other passes we have seen, still a pretty interesting footage of a rather unusual flyby.

Although in the majority of the current scenarios combat planes can quietly operate at medium or high altitude with stand-off weapons, military 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.

H/T Emiliano Guerra for the heads up

Watch this scary video of a Ukrainian Su-27 almost crashing into the ground while performing yet another insane low pass

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

 

Ukrainian Su-25 buzzes female soldiers then performs a dangerous low level aileron roll

Another crazy low pass.

Here’s another chapter in the Ukrainian Air Force low pass saga.

After the the 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 a Su-25 flying low, really low, over the heads of a group of female soldiers posing for a photograph.

What makes the maneuver really dangerous, is not the “flyover,” but the low-level victory aileron roll the Frogfoot performs after the low pass: aerobatic maneuvers at low altitude can be extremely risky, if not performed by experienced, skilled pilots.

H/T From the Skies for the heads-up!

New video shows a fully armed Ukrainian Mig-29 Fulcrum performing an insane low pass!!

Yet another crazy low pass by a Ukrainian Air Force aircraft!

Filmed somewhere in Ukraine, this video shows the latest stunt by a Ukrainian Air Force jet: in this case a fully armed Mig-29 Fulcrum in the high-visibility, white, yellow and light blue livery of the Ukrainian Falcons aerobatic display team.

It looks like Ukrainian pilots like to fly low and fast on people filming them. In the past we have reported about the Mig-29 overflying pro-Russia separatist blocking rails at very low altitude, an Ilyushin Il-76 buzzing some Su-25s and Frogfoots returning the favor while buzzing the tower, and also an Mi-17 helicopter flying among the cars on a highway.

H/T From the Skies for the heads-up!