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  • Bird vs. jet: Scary video

    http://www.ehowa.com/showmovie.shtml...birdstrike.wmv

    "The jet in question is a CT-155 Hawk. It is a jet trainer built by British Aerospace Systems and flewn by the Canadian Air Force.(CT-155 is the Canadian designation. The British designation is BAE 115 Hawk, or something like that.) The accident happened about 2 years ago in Moose Jaw, Saskatechewan, where a lot of the pilot training for the Canadian Air Force is done.

    "Anyway, as you can see, they had a bird strike shortly after take-off. They were doing about 230 knots, and at 200 feet when they sucked in the bird. The one and only engine flamed out almost immediately. There was a student and instructor in the airplane at the time. The instructor immediately took control and attempted to turn around in order to carry out a forced landing. However, they didn't have enough altitude and decided to eject. They were at about 800 feet, 150 knots when the ejected. Both pilots survived. The student had virtually no injuries. The instructor severely injured his spine and broke his leg. The student returned to flying almost immediately. I am unsure if the instructor is back flying, but as of about 7 or 8 months ago, he was not."

    That instructor was one cool customer!
    [volun]

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    Re: Bird vs. jet: Scary video

    Good vid! The instructor sounded like he was out on a picnic. Hopefully he recovered from his injuries. I had a F16 post up ages ago, only a recording but it's really good. I'll see if I can find it. :)
    Jex.

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    • #3
      Re: Bird vs. jet: Scary video

      That flamout landing?

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        • #5
          Re: Bird vs. jet: Scary video

          You guys are bogarting our flight thread.

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          • #6
            Re: Bird vs. jet: Scary video

            That's amazing how he could be so calm, especially when I think of how fast my heart rate gets while playing CS:S.

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            • #7
              Re: Bird vs. jet: Scary video

              Buck.. All Canadians are that cool under pressure. We have to be, especially our military. After all the damn birds just downed one of our jets.

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              • #8
                Re: Bird vs. jet: Scary video

                Dude.. that was AWESOME

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