There are some in the world that really really want to fly like the birds… but they hate paragliders, hang gliders and sailplanes. So what is left for these people? Maybe strapping some small engines to your legs and using a wingsuit might do the trick… this guy claims he managed to fly straight and level for almost 30 seconds and that is quite impressive considering he was propelled by two small rc jet engines.

Rocket Bird

The helicopter in question is an Aerospatiale SA330 Puma. The pilot in question is French and if you have visited this site before, you probably know by now that if the words insane, helicopter, Puma and French are thrown in together it can only mean one thing: somewhere in Chad this French pilot had a very good time while at the same time entertaining the guys on the ground. Lucky guys!!! For the rest of us couch potatoes, well… at least we have one very impressive video with this truly crazy low level pass.

Insane helicopter fly-by

These are probably some of the best low passes ever. And, if it is about low level action, then it’s the French flying their Mirage F1s as crazy as humanly possible over the sands of Chad. Enjoy!

Coolest low level passes ever!

The French Air Force keeps a number of units in Chad. Because of the nature of the missions, the old Aerospatiale SA 330 Puma and Dassault Mirage F1 are stationed there. Pilots often call these “leisure missions” because they pretty much get to do stuff they wouldn’t normally do… like flying extremely low and generally having lots of fun. Check out the videos of the “Crazy Boys” over Chad.

Over Chad

Speed is life

Taking a jet down on the deck guarantees an adrenalin rush like no other. The aircraft feels tight, close to the ground you realize just how fast you are going, your body fills with joy and the feeling becomes addictive. They say speed is life. To know what speed really is just push the throttle forward, go low and feel the rush. It is quite amazing!

Speed is life

Iraqi river run

Ever wondered what it would be like inside an Apache attack helicopter? Ride along these guys as they follow a river somewhere in Iraq. The gunner doesn’t really seem to be too impressed by this… guess this is just another day at work.

Iraqi river run

Helicopter low pass

Step inside the cockpit as this helicopter performs a low level fly by over the fields. Gotta love the helicopter for giving its pilot the possibility to entertain himself from time to time with some low level action 🙂 I think this helo is a Robinson R-22 but I’m not really sure.

Helicopter low pass

Another great video from the French. This time it’s the Gazelle helicopter in what appears to be a low altitude training exercise. These low level flights are quite intense… the helicopter feels very tight, very responsive and the rush of seeing the ground pass under you at high speed is quite spectacular.

Low altitude training

Very low Viper

This F-16 comes in for a very very low level high speed pass. Some might argue this Viper was way out low, but who cares… as long as the crowd was pleased 🙂

Very low Viper

Low Jaguar

Low level flight of a Jaguar caught on tape… great sound at the end!

Low Jaguar