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Andrew Wolff
(Andrew) - M

Locale: Chattanooga
Low Pass Fighter Jet Fly-bys on 10/07/2010 16:31:07 MDT Print View

Has a cheesy Top Gun intro but check out No.3.

http://biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=19448%2A

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Low Pass Fighter Jet Fly-bys on 10/13/2010 12:49:55 MDT Print View

Awesome stuff.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
1968 Air Force Academy Fly-by on 10/13/2010 16:31:02 MDT Print View

Here is a famous one.

Bottom line:

Four F105 Thuds (Republic Thunderchief) do a fly-by to dedicate This static display F105.

F105

Notice the glass windows in the dorm behind it. Here is what the dorms look like up close:

dorms

These were low level fighter bombers used in Viet Nam. During "June Week" 1968 one turned on the afterburners too low and close to the dorms. It was traveling on the deck faster than Mach 1.

Results: 300+ broken windows. Cost to repair: Over $250,000.

Newspaper article:

http://www.usafa68.org/text/Windows1968a.pdf