F-15C "Grim Reapers" Low Level Training video...

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That's friggin awesome!!!
Thanks for sharing this.

Any idea of air speed during these sessions?
It depends, but i have seen some in cockpit vids with airspeed in star wars canyon and they were like 220 - 400 knots IAS. Lot of hard turns.
 

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Some awesome displays there. Makes me miss those military days working on F4s and FA18s. The engine roar is something you never get tired of. Though if they were punching Mach, you'd get the definitive Mist Shield around the jet.

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It depends, but i have seen some in cockpit vids with airspeed in star wars canyon and they were like 220 - 400 knots IAS. Lot of hard turns.
Waaaay faster than that. Typically 480kts on the deck. Sometimes 540. Let it fall below 420kts IAS, and you're starting to mush. Let it hit 220kts IAS, and you're asking to crash.

Speed is life. More is better. Words to live by.
 

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I assisted calling in an air strike once, and thank god I wasn’t in charge. 2 F16s, blowing the hell out of a cliff, and I barely saw them for more than about half a second.

Heard them for about two minutes, though. The USAF kid with me knew exactly what he was doing. Picking out two speeding F16s is not easy to do.
 

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Like watching a California Condor... only prettier.




Thanks, Bones
 
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Zoomies gonna zoom.

The F-15C isn't really made for low level NOE flying. The E model is armed as a strike fighter, but they're all high altitude high speed air superiority fighters at heart.
 

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Not going through Star Wars Canyon. With low level terrain following yes.

Waaaay faster than that. Typically 480kts on the deck. Sometimes 540. Let it fall below 420kts IAS, and you're starting to mush. Let it hit 220kts IAS, and you're asking to crash.

Speed is life. More is better. Words to live by.
 

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Waaaay faster than that. Typically 480kts on the deck. Sometimes 540. Let it fall below 420kts IAS, and you're starting to mush. Let it hit 220kts IAS, and you're asking to crash.

Speed is life. More is better. Words to live by.
The A-10, which was built for low level flying, is happiest wallowing along at 300 knots, and has a Vmax of 380. Its stall is all the way down at 120, and a quick hammer on the throttle fixes that.
 
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