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came across this 'hidden' vid on youtube. An f15 flying low and tight.

It strikes me that its real similar to the type of canyon blasting we do on roads like the dragon.

Just the same! Except its a lot faster

And it costs lots more.

Tell me, though, after watching this that it feels the same, even watching a vid, as riding a twistie road!!

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Nice ! Hopefully he does not have to contend with idiots suddenlymaking left turns in front of him .

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I had my own airplane PA-28-180 and enjoyed it but the bike is better. Flying gives you a great view but very little sensation of speed unless hedge-hopping which is illegal and dangerous. Swooping around in VFR conditions is asking for trouble.

Flying is a discipline and one gets satisfaction from doing thing right. Stunting isn't usually on the program.

Keep in mind that video was military. They have their own rules.

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all I got was a blank white square.

It must be a stealth plane and can't see it.

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I still own a Cessna Cardinal and can attest to the fact that flying a plane and riding a motorcycle both require constant attention.
I can't explain why, but an hour in the air will flush your mind and tire you out as much as around 3 hours on a bike. That's an hour of maneuvers, not straight and level flying. Straight and level is the equivalent of 1oooonggg straight roads......boring beyond belief.

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I still own a Cessna Cardinal and can attest to the fact that flying a plane and riding a motorcycle both require constant attention.
I can't explain why, but an hour in the air will flush your mind and tire you out as much as around 3 hours on a bike. That's an hour of maneuvers, not straight and level flying. Straight and level is the equivalent of 1oooonggg straight roads......boring beyond belief.
I've never tried it but aerobatics are supposed to be an incredible workout.

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I still own a Cessna Cardinal and can attest to the fact that flying a plane and riding a motorcycle both require constant attention.
I can't explain why, but an hour in the air will flush your mind and tire you out as much as around 3 hours on a bike. That's an hour of maneuvers, not straight and level flying. Straight and level is the equivalent of 1oooonggg straight roads......boring beyond belief.
Yes, but on the bike you got to watch constantly for fools in cars a trucks cutting you off etc...
In a plane you can just do like the airline pilots, turn on autopilot and play computer games or take a nap, and if you over shoot the airport 100 miles just turn around and come back LOL

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I still own a Cessna Cardinal and can attest to the fact that flying a plane and riding a motorcycle both require constant attention.
I can't explain why, but an hour in the air will flush your mind and tire you out as much as around 3 hours on a bike. That's an hour of maneuvers, not straight and level flying. Straight and level is the equivalent of 1oooonggg straight roads......boring beyond belief.
While I was taking lesons, my wife always wondered why I was worn out afterwards.

She got to ride along one day on a cross country and she commented that she now understood why I was worn out......

I do hope to finish and be able to hit the farmland and practice some cropduster turns and low level flying like my dad did for somany years. Shoot just thinking about it make me smile.......

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My bike can't make those 90 degree bank turns and recover.
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