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Crap. Another unique experience i've born too late (and in the wrong place) to try.


It really is a metaphisical experience. The meaning of flight itself: Break the Limit, or at least push it further away.


And, by the way, it really is a demanding aircraft. So my respect to every pilot that flew on it.

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Awesome stuff! Sometimes it really does take a non-aviator to convey that feeling...pilot types tend to be too technical...




He is a pilot, GA not jet or military though.


Reminds me of watching a BBC programme on the Farnborough airshow a few years ago. The presenter is flying (I think) in the South African Rooivalk military helicopter with a test pilot. Presenter asks pilot if he can take the controls, pilot duly hands over control. Then asks - "you are a qualified helicopter pilot aren't you?" Presenter replies that he flew Lynxes in the British Army. Pilot presumably breaths sigh of relief.

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