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How low and slow can you go!

This month we would like to see low and slow fly-pasts with a high nose-up attitude. You've seen the thing at airshows, an F18 flying at an impossibly low speed with nose at 45%. Low and slow Airbus or Boeing or maybe a bi-plane upside down?

No matter what so long as it is close to the ground and near stall speed.

Good luck, the contest finishes at 23:59 BST March 31st 2011

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Ok How low can you go. Here are my opening shots,

Airbus Display pilot overcooks the mighty A380 at Farnborough!

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Cobra!, The incredible Mig 29 doing what it does best!

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Not Russian around!! 25ft at 100kts,And at 250 tons the worlds biggest land based, prop driven aircraft!!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, if anyone needs a haircut, now's the time. (I was just over 60 knots at the time. The Kodiak's stall speed, full flaps, is 59 knots).

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And another one. The beach goers are getting a good show.

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A wake up call for the entire hotel.

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My first contribution this month will be the Cessna O-1/L-19 «Bird dog»

This little aircraft is known for it's low and slow performance. I've seen it in action - using full flaps while flying at about 50 ft AGL. It was quite impressive. :woot:

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My #2 shot - the Surfing Cub

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...and my last :pilotic:

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I left stats on the top of the screen so you can see that I flew this Tomcat as low and as slow as I could without crashing.

9.7ft above sea level and 115 knots.

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And my second entry is the Morane Saulnier.

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This was a very, very scary competition!

Canberra, East Midlands, airfield height is 306ft AMSL

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Now, to scare the life out of Joe - Vulcan, Southampton, airfield height is 44ft

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And finally, the most scary one of all, a British Airways 707 crew decide 'How low can you gooo?'

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All shots are FS9. Add-on details are :

JF/UK2000 - British Airports Sceneries - http://www.justflight.com/product.asp?pid=19# and http://www.justflight.com/product.asp?pid=21 (I think)

JF/PSS - RAF Vulcan (with UKMIL repaint) - http://www.justflight.com/product.asp?pid=310

Flying Stations - Canberra B2 - http://www.flyingstations.com/

Captain Sim - Legendary 707 - http://www.captainsim.com/products/b707/

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I may come with some shots later, but meanwhile, watch

Love the last one...

Brilliant! That last one was done as part of a TV documentary programme on BBC a few years ago, Their transmission was full of BLEEPS ****** at the end !! :icon_thumbup:

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Nice set of videos jankees :icon_thumbup: The nearest I have come to experiencing low flying was sitting next to the pilot in a Jet-ranger (helo) flying at about 50 feet over water at over 100 mph. Just Awesome.

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Ahhh, I can finally show my true flying style...icon_yikes.gif

Good luck to all!

1. I was surprised I could actually do this! (I used the PMDG 747 for maximum realism.)

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2. The engines seemed slightly dirty...

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3. I went off the runway and burned the grass, but at least I survived! heat.gif

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