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Watch an Australian C-17 weave between skyscrapers in ‘insane’ video
Posted by: DP
Date: September 25, 2021 06:48AM
But the first thing this reminded of was...

Big, slow and bulky, the C-17 Globemaster III cargo jet may not be the first aircraft that comes to mind for pulling off insane aerial stunts, but that didn’t stop a crew of Royal Australian Air Force aviators from doing it anyway.

In a video posted to the unofficial U.S. Air Force subreddit on Thursday, you can watch as an RAAF C-17 zooms between skyscrapers in Brisbane, Australia, while some enthusiastic onlookers drop some very colorful commentary behind the camera. The fly-by, which happens regularly as part of the annual Sunsuper Riverfire festival, was a practice run ahead of the formal event scheduled to take place on Saturday, according to a RAAF press release.


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Re: Watch an Australian C-17 weave between skyscrapers in ‘insane’ video
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: September 25, 2021 07:02AM
The Aussies are insane, they do the same thing with F-18’s and I think F-111’s.
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Re: Watch an Australian C-17 weave between skyscrapers in ‘insane’ video
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 25, 2021 08:46AM
It is all fun & games until something goes wrong. There is literally no margin for error. If an engine flames out or a downdraft or literally a hundred other things, there is going to be a major catastrophe

Still it does look cool



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Re: Watch an Australian C-17 weave between skyscrapers in ‘insane’ video
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 25, 2021 01:03PM
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Carnos Jax
The Aussies are insane, they do the same thing with F-18’s and I think F-111’s.


They quit flying the F-111 in 2007, and started flying the Hornet as a stopgap measure until they've bought enough F-35s.
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Re: Watch an Australian C-17 weave between skyscrapers in ‘insane’ video
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 25, 2021 01:20PM
Here's another very cool C-17 video. It's a short field tactical departure.


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Re: Watch an Australian C-17 weave between skyscrapers in ‘insane’ video
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 25, 2021 04:07PM
It's just not the Aussies, US Army choppers fly under The Brooklyn Bridge.
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Re: Watch an Australian C-17 weave between skyscrapers in ‘insane’ video
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: September 25, 2021 04:25PM
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MrNoBody
It's just not the Aussies, US Army choppers fly under The Brooklyn Bridge.
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Nightstalkers do some crazy helicopter flying while using NVGs. Much hairier than flying under a static object.

Many US pilots have gotten reprimanded or worse for flying stunts. Many did so long before cellphones or video cameras.
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Re: Watch an Australian C-17 weave between skyscrapers in ‘insane’ video
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 25, 2021 05:28PM
I didt watch it, but pretty sure its an annual think, they have done it for many years now?





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Re: Watch an Australian C-17 weave between skyscrapers in ‘insane’ video
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: September 25, 2021 05:34PM
I believe you’re correct jdc.
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Re: Watch an Australian C-17 weave between skyscrapers in ‘insane’ video
Posted by: Robert M
Date: September 26, 2021 11:59AM
Hi everyone,

As you watch that video, remember that a C-17 Globemaster III is a ginormus aircraft!

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