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Top Ten Low-Pass Flybys

Posted on the 19 April 2013 by Adask

English: San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2005) ...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2005) – The Blue Angels lead solo performs the sneak pass, a maneuver that demonstrates the F/A-18 Hornet’s ability to sneak into a target area undetected at speeds approaching 700 mph.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just for fun.

I received the following email:

“We all remember Tom Cruise in the Movie ” TOP GUN” when he makes a low pass near the control tower and causes an officer to spill coffee down his shirt.

“Well here are short clips on the top 10 low pass flybys ever filmed… and of course for nostalgia, let’s see that Top Gun low pass again…Pay particular attention to the last one.  Watch the halo of water  vapor around the plane.

“It happened during a Blue Angels event over San Francisco a few years ago. It was the pilot’s last show with the team and he had nothing to lose.

“Many of the boats in the bay lost windows to the sonic blast.

“It’s a kick to watch….Sound on & up!”

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I don’t know that women will appreciate this video as much as men.  Here I am, damn near 68 years old and still convinced in my heart that I can play “Top Gun”.  We men get older, but I doubt that we ever really mature.

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