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3.24.2011

"Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby"



Six pilots who participated in a pregame flyover before last November's Iowa-Ohio State game in Iowa City — a show that prompted many, many YouTube tributes— have been officially reprimanded by the Air Force for flying too low and too fast over Kinnick Stadium. Specifically, four Talon T-38 Trainer jets cleared the press box by all of 16 feet at 400 knots (the speed limit for flyovers is 300 knots), a daredevil effort that has cost the lead pilot his right to fly military aircraft.[Associated Press]


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21 comments:

Jarhead said...

The Marines would have dropped bombs on those pansy-ass Big Ten schools and received medals for their intrepidity.

Go Frogs.

Anonymous said...

Uh, that's a negative Ghostrider.

Anonymous said...

Pffftht when I flew military jets I'd fly way lower than that.

Anonymous said...

The Marines don't have anything that will go 400 knots.

Pow zing

Anonymous said...

go eat a donut Jarhead

Anonymous said...

Great, now they'll fly slower so when they collide into each other or suck a goose into the intake they'll crash in a flaming ball of fiery flames directly into the stadium instead of having the momentum to carry them over to the parking lot.
Real smart.

Anonymous said...

Carole: Hey, Goose, you big stud!
Goose: That's me, honey.
Carole: Take me to bed or lose me forever.
Goose: Show me the way home, honey.

Anonymous said...

Slider: Goose, whose butt did you kiss to get in here anyway?
Goose: The list is long, but distinguished.
Slider: Yeah, well so is my Johnson.

Anonymous said...

Talon is kind of a wicked sounding name for a trainer airplane.

Anonymous said...

16 feet? It's not like they clipped the scoreboard or something.

Anonymous said...

"We're in the pipe 5 by 5."

Anonymous said...

"Maverick? It's time for some of that fancy pilot s##t!"

Anonymous said...

After this video runs, look at some of the others.

One is a fly by at TCU - if the plane had been any lower, the goal post would have sheared off the wings.

Another one has a guy standing in the middle of a runway. The jet has a fuel tank mounted on the belly that missed the guy's head by inches - the guy didn't even flinch.

Anonymous said...

Jed Eckert: How did you get shot down, Colonel?
Col. Andy Tanner: It was five to one. I got four

Anonymous said...

Ted Striker: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.
Elaine Dickinson: When will you be back?
Ted Striker: I can't tell you that. It's classified

Anonymous said...

We're going ballistic man.

Anonymous said...

Pucker time!

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

That's a lot more than 16 feet of clearance.

Anonymous said...

Kilgore: Lieutenant, bomb that tree line about 100 yards back! Give me some room to breathe!

Anonymous said...

That retarded girl below is still freaking me out.

Anonymous said...

any one know why marines have 1 more brain cell than a horse?

...so the don't take a crap during a parade.

retired AF Fighter Jock