Originally Posted by RumRunner_1492
I like the video of the spitfire flying over the commentators head. I think he was scared to death. He uses a curse word just to let you know.
Guaranteed that commentator had to change his underwear. A couple of years back a Corsair and Mustang were on a ferry flight heading to Texas from South Florida and landed at Pensacola Regional for an overnight stay. My daughter is office managerat the FBO there. The morning they were leaving she was talking to the pilots and mentioned that I was at Coastal Airport 12 miles West and could they do a fly by for her dad? They said sure and then decided to turn it into a practical joke of sorts. She calls me and tells me there is going to be a Mustang coming through and will overfly the airport in a N-S direction so I should stand out next to the runway to get a good view. "Awesome"!
So I walk out there and stand waiting. Several minutes later I see the Mustang about a mile out to the North making a slow turn to my direction so I'm totally focused. All of the sudden I hear a WOT radial screaming at me from behind, I turn and that Corsair comes over my head at around 100' AGL. I mean it came out of nowhere, fast! Just as he came over my head pulls into a climb and rolls. Absolutley magnificent sight. As my senses are calming down the Mustang (I totally forgot about him) came over me slightly lower and at WOT too.
It was like that video RR posted but the aircraft in my experience were a good deal higher. The effect was no different though. Scared the crap out of me.......twice in about 30 seconds.
It was worth it though.