A moment of (low flying) zen

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

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

By Pierce R. Butler (not verified) on 28 Feb 2007 #permalink

Jeff: the song is "Ameno" by a group called Era. Here's a YouTube video of the song:


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.

By JohnnieCanuck (not verified) on 28 Feb 2007 #permalink