CLICK HERE and watch the left wing tip at the 2 minute mark!!!
Nuts! I wouldn’t be standing there hoot’n and clap’n… I’d be running away before he comes around and makes a right turn.
Dang, they say an inch is good as a mile, but that’s nuts!
Bet some alarms were going off in that cockpit! Did he have a rear view mirror?
Does he still have a job?
Hasn’t he seen the video of the air france demo that ended in the trees?? Guess they worked out that auto throttle/landing problem…
The A310 uses conventional mechanically actuated primary flight control surfaces with electrically signaled secondary flight control surfaces. The electrically signaled technology was the precursor to Airbus’ digital fly-by-wire technology used on subsequent models.
That aside, I guess these guys miss their military demo flying days…
and to think that I always thought that the vertical winglets were there for lift. Now I understand that they are there to allow pilots to make low banked turns.
He’s just practicing, since he uses those to plow the runway in the winter.
Safe. No different than a F15 flying around a crowd.
I dunno. When military demonstration teams do low fly-bys like that, I’d say they’re at about the same altitude or higher than this plane. Since an F-15 has a wingspan of only 43 feet, and the A310’s is 144 feet, that gives the F-15 50 feet more ground clearance from the wingtip…
At any rate, if you’re calling “safe” on that pass, I’m never gonna (knowingly) fly in a plane in which you’re at the controls!
Betchya the guy in the right seat who wasnt flying required a seat cover change…I would of had a little talk in the parking lot with him after…Yikes.
I’ve seen Sean Tucker perform something like 16 snap rolls in a row over an airshow, is that safe for a widebody airbus too? You cannot compare an A300 and an F-15 when talking about low level maneuvers. or ANY maneuvers as a matter of fact.