Comments: Poetry In Motion

That's very cool. I turned the volume down while I watched it, because I was listening to Metallica, and it was an apt soundtrack.
By the way, is it just me, or are the pilots WAY too calm and stone-faced?

Posted by Stevin at November 30, 2005 10:00 AM

Absolutely cool and amazing. Thanks

Posted by WitNit at November 30, 2005 10:05 AM

That was awesome...I'm in love with the female "Red Baron!!!"

Posted by Bullseye at December 1, 2005 08:09 PM

She is so cool she is hot!

Posted by Billy Budd at December 1, 2005 08:45 PM

Is this for real? If so it is the most incredible flying I have ever seen. Fascinating to watch and liked the music too, but I surely would not want to be a passenger. I would be scraping my leg forever after.

Posted by Mountain Mama at December 2, 2005 12:44 AM

"...or are the pilots WAY too calm and stone-faced?"


How 'bout Steelie-eyed?

Posted by fretless at December 2, 2005 10:50 AM

If you watch the male pilot I think he is doing controlled breathing for G force control. Badass stuff, I wonder what kind of G's they are taking?

Posted by Billy Budd at December 2, 2005 11:11 AM

They are stone faced because they are concentrating on not becoming one with the scenery.

Aerobatic pilots pull lots of G and in wildly varying directions, I've heard of top knotch fighter pilots puking when on fly-alongs not because of the absolute G's - but because they fling the plane around like lunatics, and those planes are pretty special too.

Posted by Fred at December 2, 2005 11:32 AM

What a rush! I counldn't be a passenger either. I'd be trying to swallow my stomach which surely would have crawled up out of my throat.

Looks like their riding a rollercoaster without tracks! Talk about thinking in 3-D!

Posted by joated at December 2, 2005 11:35 AM

That always astounds me to watch those kinds of acrobatics. It's just not possible for a plane to do that and remain in control, and yet there they do it. But what Fred says is true--those are not ordinary planes. Those G's would tear apart your typical small plane. And it sure doesn't hurt to have gobs of extra horsepower at your disposal.

Posted by Desert Cat at December 3, 2005 12:07 AM
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