Stranger Fruit

A moment of (low flying) zen

Things you can do with a jet fighter in the Swiss Alps.

Comments

  1. #1 Chris Harrison
    February 28, 2007

    Incredible. Here’s a high quality video of the French airforce: http://hvattum.net/2006/09/18/the-chase-french-mirage/

  2. #2 J-Dog
    February 28, 2007

    Totally awesome…Where’s that damn barf-bag….

  3. #3 Pierce R. Butler
    February 28, 2007

    Whee!

    How many avalanches did this flyboy trigger to make his video?

  4. #4 Jeff Knapp
    March 1, 2007

    Amazingly cool! What I want to know is, who did the music?

  5. #5 Thinker
    March 1, 2007

    Jeff: the song is “Ameno” by a group called Era. Here’s a YouTube video of the song:

  6. #6 JohnnieCanuck
    March 1, 2007

    Thrilling.

    When I took my Mountain Flying Endorsement, they left out most of that. Actually quite a bit of it was to expressly warn us not to get into those situations.

    Several tens of thousands of horsepower do make a difference.

  7. #7 blf
    March 1, 2007

    I’m of two minds about that video. It is rather neat. But all the time I was watching it, I kept remembering the flyboys who killed 20 people in Italy by flying into the cable of of ski-lift.

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