Shit hot flying lands a stunt pilot in deep shit!
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25-01-2013, 12:07 AM (This post was last modified: 25-01-2013 12:19 AM by Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver.)
Shit hot flying lands a stunt pilot in deep shit!
Air show pilot Jason Newburg did this buzz pass in his Pitts S-2C biplane, 5 feet off the deck at 180kts (207 mph), coming within 3 feet of the camera girl and scaring the living shit out of her.





Mr Newburg is now under investigation for the stunt by the FAA. You have to have special permits in order to fly stunts like that. His had expired for that particular location. Also waaaaayyyy too close. He's a good pilot but a hair off, and you're dead and there's no time to react. Usually you cannot fly within 1000 feet of a person, building or structure in populated areas, save only when taking off or landing. The FAA is not happy with fly-bys. You can get your wings clipped for that.





Newburg's flying does come uncomfortably close to that of Dave Riggs, military jet enthusiast and all around menace with an airplane. Riggs did a number of similar stunts, once buzzing the Santa Monica pier in an L-39.





The FAA yanked Riggs' license, but not before his recklessness caused two separate accidents, killing four people.

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25-01-2013, 04:03 PM
RE: Shit hot flying lands a stunt pilot in deep shit!
I like it in the same twisted queasy sorta way I like this:



Is that wrong? ... Consider

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