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They have prangs. Lots of them.   They're sportsmen. And they never stop learning. Sure, they're crazy; just like anyone who goes up in one of those ultralight thingies.

Used to watch the Porter in action in Vietnam, their slow-flying ability was highly impressive to see. They used them to drop SAS troops into strips that were basically just small open patches in the

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On 10/01/2021 at 4:56 PM, Garfly said:

I don't see any "hold my beer" type attitude in what we see here.  That trope evokes drunken idiots who are all ego and no skill.

 

I reckon if all pilots were required to attain that level of skill before they get a licence, then aviating, in general, would be a far safer proposition.

 

To me, this guy's in less danger of his engine failing in those valleys than we weekend-warriors are during any of our conventional departures.

 

(Precisely because we're clueless about low level manoeuvering.)

 

It is often said, here, that a lack of low-level training is a real problem in recreational flying. I'd agree, but maybe it's discouraged due to misplaced prejudice; its association with hooning.  Sure, there have been heaps of 'hold my beer' low level tragedies but that has nothing to do with what we see in this video.  Quite the opposite.  I'd be very surprised if this pilot ever spins in on base-to-final at a regular airport.

 

Contrary to the saying, "There are old pilots and bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots," I think that there are skilled pilots who are bold. To my mind, this fellow is skilled AND he is deliberately flying in a way that challenges his skill, and is therefor putting him at risk. I didn't notice him pushing a rock out of the way, but I did notice the wind coming from the right wing push some branches out of the way.

 

I have not gone through the list of dangerous flying attitudes, but I do note that having a camouflage-coloured aircraft is consistent with a macho attitude. The bent-prop thing suggests that he does not think that it could never happen to him.

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There are old clichés and there are bold clichés; but there no new clichés.  😉

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It's shot with a 360 degree camera that they have on a stick attached to the stbd wing tip.  Then software (a kind of dynamic photoshop)  'removes' all trace of the stick.

This one shows how they can even 'pan' the camera in post production for release as a normal 16X9 HD video.

 

 

 

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This vid by SpeedJOJO has been posted before but worth another look (for the flying and the filming).

The pilot/videomaker drives an Airbus as a day job.

He runs a great blog about his adventures and the work he does on his Jodel:

http://speedjojo.blogspot.com/

The Skyranger belongs to his brother and his son is also into flying as well as operating the drone.

 

 

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6 hours ago, SplitS said:

How the hell did they get this shot???

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Yes I was wondering that too, but then on one landing you see the shadow of the stick on the ground.

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On 12/01/2021 at 3:36 PM, APenNameAndThatA said:

The camo might be so that he is not spotted being where he is not supposed to be - rule breaking.

That may not necessarily be the case, I would like this Camo job on my aircraft 🙂 

 

 

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Yeah, but I would love that beautiful PC-6 in any skin colour.  They stopped making them at Pilatus not long ago.

 

 

A few years back Ole Hartmann at AAK in Taree, NSW  [ http://www.aircraftkits.com.au/ ] had designed a scaled down replica of the PC-6 to be powered by a Rotax, suitable for RAAus rego. but apparently there was not enough interest to go ahead.  Too bad.

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14 minutes ago, Garfly said:

Yeah, but I would love that beautiful PC-6 in any skin colour.  They stopped making them at Pilatus not long ago.

 

 

A few years back Ole Hartmann at AAK in Taree, NSW  [ http://www.aircraftkits.com.au/ ] had designed a scaled down replica of the PC-6 to be powered by a Rotax, suitable for RAAus rego. but apparently there was not enough interest to go ahead.  Too bad.

I tried for a transfer to Army Aviation when doing Army service 50 years ago,  they figured I was too dangerous in things with wheels, tracks and things that float.....to let me near an aircraft.  Did not stop me from drooling though 🙂


 

 

 

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1 hour ago, facthunter said:

Going to make it harder to  see Innit? I wonder on the wisdom of that. Nev

Only while it’s on the ground or flying low,  have strobe light so on while in flight, off in stealth mode 🙂

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2 minutes ago, facthunter said:

I buy cars with easy to see colours . Same with planes, if I can arrange it..Nev

All cars here are White, all 5 of them 🙂. Car drivers are dumber than pilots, so you need everything in your favour on the ground. Plane?  Can make up for Camo job by being on Radio.....using them has been a big part of my whole life. 
Be thankful that useless car drivers can’t fly planes, maybe rare exceptions 🙂 

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Used to watch the Porter in action in Vietnam, their slow-flying ability was highly impressive to see. They used them to drop SAS troops into strips that were basically just small open patches in the jungle.

They carried out a wide range of activities in Vietnam, they were a very versatile machine. Leaflet drops (Chieu Hoi), enemy electronic surveillance (people sniffer and radio transmission interception), target flare dropping, aerial photography, freight and courier jobs, reconnaissance, command and control missions, even rocket ground attack.

One was brought down by ground fire from the Binh Ba rubber plantation as it returned to Nui Dat, with both pilot and his passenger killed. They were obviously at low level on approach to Binh Ba for ground fire to bring them down.

Of the 19 units purchased by the Australian Army, 7 were destroyed. I know one crashed at Learmonth, but I don't know how the other 5 were lost. I'm presuming they were lost in training accidents.

I never saw one in camouflage paint in the Australian Army, they were all just painted in the standard military colour of the era, "Olive, Drab".

 

http://www.161recceflt.org.au/unitaircraft/porter/history_of_pilatus_porter.htm

 

https://www.airforce.gov.au/sites/default/files/minisite/static/7522/RAAFmuseum/research/aircraft/series3/A14.htm

 

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C387332

 

EDIT - I found all the Australian Army Pilatus Porter crashes are in the Aviation Safety Network database, and the biggest percentage appear to have been lost in training.

 

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/type/PC6T

 

 

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Those vids made me feel like a wimp. Here am I at the farm where I gave up on a 550m strip to use the 1000m bitumen strip at the town.

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1 hour ago, Bruce Tuncks said:

Those vids made me feel like a wimp. Here am I at the farm where I gave up on a 550m strip to use the 1000m bitumen strip at the town.

Hi Bruce - can you tell me are you flying the Jab on the 500m strip. Can you tell me whats the problem with it - eg,  the length or trees in front or the jab etc

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5 hours ago, Garfly said:

Yeah, but I would love that beautiful PC-6 in any skin colour.  They stopped making them at Pilatus not long ago.

 

 

A few years back Ole Hartmann at AAK in Taree, NSW  [ http://www.aircraftkits.com.au/ ] had designed a scaled down replica of the PC-6 to be powered by a Rotax, suitable for RAAus rego. but apparently there was not enough interest to go ahead.  Too bad.

Me too, always been made about the Porters since I saw one in the late 60's I think it was. It was the Snowy one. The Army sold them at knock down prices.

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