Fun & Games Beautiful F-18 low altitude canyon run

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  1. Nathan

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    The coolest cockpit footage of an F-18 going through the canyons of Northern California and Oregon that you'll see today. Awesomeness to the left, Dramamine to the right.

    Toggle full screen and enjoy.

    [ame=http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=17e_1346455094]LiveLeak.com - Beautiful F-18 low altitude canyon run[/ame]
     
  2. Justa Jim

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    Cool. I find those hard to orient to. The pilot feels the plane change position and the horizon remain constant. The video makes it look the other way round. Flight simulator games do the same thing. :crazy:

    Jim
     
  3. Friskie

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    A 2200 MM sway bar would help a lot with that.
     
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    Very cool. Just watching it though and I feel a bit uneasy. No fighter jet rides in my future.
     
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    Yep....you could definitely tell it was OR in the last few minutes. Fire smoke everywhere.....lol
     
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    Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase " Canyon Carving "
     
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    It's interesting how he flies inverted to go over crests - whether for improved visibility or to pull higher negative 'g', I don't know.

    But you don't want to meet him on the road, do you? I mean, it's not like he stops at canyon junctions and looks left and right before proceeding, is it?
     
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    LOL. I would guess he has forward seeking radar to tell him what is around him. I have often thought it would be great if a GPS unit could alert you to cars ahead, around the bend in front or coming up fast behind. It could solve the tractor trailer problem on the Dragon.

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    It's coming...and sooner than you think.
     
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    It is here. Four or five years ago I played golf at a course that had gps on the golf carts. It not only showed you how far away the pin was but showed you exactly where it was on the green and where the other golf carts were on that particular fairway. Now all nanny has to do is mandate it for everybody.
     
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    I would use it. At least you would have some warning. Wonder if it will have a "target lock" feature? :)

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