Flyovers, also known as flypast or flyby, are a celebratory display or ceremonial flight, a ceremonial or honorific flight of one or more aircraft, over a specific location. Crowds normally go crazy when aerial displays bring daring acrobatics from pilots or stunning formations from a group of planes that can break the sound barrier. But sometimes things don’t as planned, at least as planned by the attending crowd.
Normally part of a bigger airshow, these aerial displays bring maneuvers ordinarily or commonly not seen every day by people not exposed to aerial operations. Most airborne operations are done at safe distances for safety and security purposes, being personal or national security.
This footage, however, is about flyovers that were so out of the ordinary that people could be heard screaming fearfully in the background. Mostly fighter jets flying at insanely speeds for the safe distance they are supposed to maintain, it contains one or two civilian aircraft who gave the scare of their lives to those “fortunate” enough to be there.
So how low can you go? Watch the aircraft fly over the crowd so low that it looks like they could touch the wings. Or when they get so low that they give a tree a good haircut or you feel the need to duck!
In some of these maneuvers you can actually see the propellers spinning. Check out the huge aircraft that hovers above and in between the skyscrapers. It’s kind of creepy for a minute.
See for yourself:
But these are the kind of thrills that many people enjoy, which is why so many come in attendance to these air shows. While some of the clips compiled in this video may not be part of an official airshow, per se, they sure can be entertaining and even scary at times.
It might even make you wonder if some of these moves were planned for entertainment purposes or were, they near misses of something else?
The military seems more comfortable with some of the maneuvers that were not intended for the public eye but at the very least they can get a little bit of a wow factor sometimes.
Imagine the moment of possible sheer terror as you see a plane racing towards you at an unbelievably low altitude. The feeling is followed with exhilaration and a hunger to see it again and again. What a rush!
Planned or not, this is what you get from the wonderful world of air crafts!