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Old 11-27-2007, 11:03 PM
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Contributor says : " The tail strike occurred during at a 1990 airshow in Harrison, Arkansas. Kelly, who was a technician for the FAA and somewhat of a camera buff, was tracking this guy flying a MiG-15 with his camera.

The pilot had just completed a loop and misjudged his pull-out. Everyone
considering themselves as potential victims, took-off running in all directions.
But Kelly had a non-threatening position with strong motivation to take the
picture. So just as the MiG scraped the ground, Kelly captured this rare image.

Had it been circulated at the time, this clear, once in a lifetime photograph
might have earned an award.

Oh, by the way, the guy made a wide circle, lowered his landing gear, touched down then taxied in showing very minor damage."
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:09 PM
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Are his flaps down??
Old 11-27-2007, 11:10 PM
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Looks like it to me,,,,,,,, I think hge was doing a loop
Old 11-28-2007, 12:47 AM
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I guess he got the "lowest flyby" award ....!


Old 11-28-2007, 03:13 AM
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Are his flaps down??
The aircraft's or the pilot's?
Old 11-28-2007, 08:32 AM
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Now that's full scale 3D Dragging the tail!!!
Old 11-28-2007, 08:53 AM
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That's more than just amazing. If you think about it, techinically, the pilot can not "pull up" because if he does, the nose will immediately slam down killing him. He has to work off of the AOA he's got from the maneuver.

If he pulls up, the tail can not go any further down. Thus the increased drag would likely drop his nose............
Old 11-28-2007, 08:56 AM
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A good trick would have been to drop his gear and land You can't get any closer than this and walk away!!!!
Talk about puckered!!! I bet he was even climbing higher in his seat to keep from scraping his ......
Old 11-28-2007, 09:06 AM
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looks like a model to me.
Old 11-28-2007, 09:45 AM
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Default RE: SOME MIGHT REMEMBER THIS

Sean

He didn't need to pull up he already has a positive AOL' all he needed was air speed at that time and "clean britches"

Jerry
Old 11-28-2007, 11:39 AM
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Nice Bird.
Old 11-28-2007, 12:36 PM
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Wow...the rugged Mig 15/17, what a jet...

V..
Old 11-28-2007, 12:45 PM
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WOW!!!! A BIG stripe on the grass and an even BIGGER brown stripe in the guy's underwear.

I must say it again.... WOW!!!
Old 11-28-2007, 01:32 PM
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Default RE: SOME MIGHT REMEMBER THIS

Remember also this one.........[sm=frown.gif]

This Thunderbird pilot was not so lucky after his altimeter QNH-QFE setting mistake.....wonder if the mig's pilot done something similar.......(you don't "just" misjudge a pull-out.......)

Very good they both walked away unharmed but *n my humble opinion they don't exactly deserve a "wow" and compliments.....after all some HUGE mistake was done to start with......

Old 11-28-2007, 04:03 PM
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Fellas, take a look at that photo of the MIG. This is a hoax and that picture is a product of Photoshop.
Old 11-28-2007, 05:52 PM
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You would think at that AOA and assuming the turbine is running,he should be putting out a hell of a rooster tail.I don't see it.
Old 11-28-2007, 06:15 PM
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looks like a model to me.
That was my first thought too. What I noticed is the grass/foreground texture seems a little 'out of scale' to the full size plane, but the pic may be legit.

Not a whole lotta 'heat shimmer' out of the pipe and no evidence (hard to see) of any up elevator either.
Old 11-28-2007, 06:22 PM
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How come we do not see a lot of up elevator?
Old 11-28-2007, 06:30 PM
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Kind of my point, any pilot would have pulled up and probably instantly killed himself.
Old 11-28-2007, 06:32 PM
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Well I remember when this happen,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and guess what,,,,,,,,,, I do not think Photo shop was even invented yet That's how long ago it happen
Old 11-28-2007, 06:36 PM
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No, I did not mean an excessively large amount of up elevator. I just meant enough to maintain a level flight path (now that he is apparently no longer sinking towards the center of the Earth) or a slight climb after the instant of the photo.
Old 11-28-2007, 06:38 PM
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Sean, I hear what your saying and your right, BUT the fulcrum point is at the tail under the elevator, ... not behind it. Up input wouldn't do much in this case. Plus I don't see any flying ground debris scattering out.

Who knows[8D]
Old 11-28-2007, 06:44 PM
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Well I remember when this happen,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and guess what,,,,,,,,,, I do not think Photo shop was even invented yet That's how long ago it happen
Mystery solved!
Old 11-28-2007, 07:10 PM
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Hey!! That looks just like the Lousiana and Texas gang at Pensacola this year!! Ed and Phil had 'em right down there - Vernon um, well, Vernon got lower still
Old 11-29-2007, 08:15 AM
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It kind of resembles this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfB8cjXiw70

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