By - Bellpop
Those things practice take offs and landings at our airport. They just hang in the air they move so slow. Like the bumblebee of aircraft.
You’re right. They look so heavy, but just sit in the sky. Weird.
Big engines big air
The sucky one
It doesnt matter which one. ITS THE PRINCIPLE!!
Handles pressure efficiently.
Big if true.
Huge if accurate
Large if correct
im convinced part of it is our brain cant process the speed because of the size difference. A small plane at the same speed travels its own length many times over in the same interval of time. trippy tho
makes me think of Thunderbird 2
Thick wings = more lift at slower speeds
Does thickness matter?
Or only the surface area of the wings?
The body lifts too. And a pretty significant amount at that.
I have seen this video going around a few times. Whats the story on this? Was it planned?
Brisbane air show, I believe.
RiverFire Festival fun.
Yup, and what you seen on that video is just the practice run. Tonight is the main event. Before it used to be F111 doing a full afterburn but since they retired them we now get the C130
Yeah they do it regularly here.
Yeh. I'm very much not excited to work a bar shift on that river. Gonna be fucked busy.
Sounds like good money!
Yeah my partner is a chef at a restaurant at the river. Good luck to him tonight
It was good money, and surprisingly not busy.
Edit: not busy all things considered
It's from my city, Brisbane, in Australia. Each year we have a big fireworks show and the RAAF ( Royal Australian Air Force) send a few planes out as well. Sometimes jets other times the big Boi we see here.
Very cool. You should see the C5 Galaxys. They're even bigger.
The US airforce brought down one of their C17s for an airshow here in NZ a few years back along with a F16. Both obviously did a different style of fly by but I just recall the sheer size of the c17 and how slow it passed over us all. Didn't seem like it made sense haha
They looe over our neighborhood once or twice a week practicing touch and goes. We have a really long runway due to being a Fedex Hub and they use it weekly. Air Force One also comes here to practice touching goes. I see it at least once a month.
C5s are fucking enourmous, and I think we aussies would have to borrow one from the US because I'm not sure we actually have any. But the real problem is the C17 is flown between a bunch of buildings down the river in Brisbane and I think a C5 simply wouldn't fit, or make the turn at the end... but goddamn I'd love to see them try
or the Antonov AN-225 (though it is rarely used)
They look like a mod in GTA or something.
So massive in person and they just float up into the sky. It's hilarious to watch up close.
Imagine showing that to the Wright brothers and their peers.
'I know you guys are figuring out how to get paper and balsa wood to go a few 100 yards but look where it got us'
Always thought the SR-71 was the perfect plane for this hypothetical.
This is I believe a C-17 Globe Master and it has a top speed of 590 mph but since this is im guessing residential area and because its closs to the ground that it is going much slower than its max speed.
wow, those things are huge … I live in Europe and my town has a nato airbase and I sometimes see C-130 Hercules and C-27J Spartans fly over the residential buildings, they seem huge and to think they’re only 2/3s the size of the Globemaster
Oh they're way different. A C-130 is only about half as long as a C-17, and probably also only half the diameter. Really I think it goes to show that up close, C-130s aren't as big as people think they are
I know, but when they fly above an apartment building they are very intimidating
This video is full speed? I assumed it was slowed down actually.
Yeah this looks about right. Watch them take off, it's shocking
C17s fly over my house several times daily, they are the most sluggish plane you’d ever see
well they dont call them the Globemaster for nothin
What’s a globemaster
Boeing C-17 Globemaster is the name of the aircraft
*Globemaster III. This is the 3rd Globemaster. The previous two Globemasters were:
* Douglas C-74 Globemaster (military service from 1946-1959)
* Douglas C-124 Globemaster II (military service from 1950-1974)
Looks like Riverfire festival in Brisbane
Was thinking the same thing. This is definitely Brizzy.
It was the rehearsal on Thursday. The actual riverfire is tonight 🙂
Damn Microsoft flight sim just looks better and better.
Edit: a word
Seeing the building coming, pull up, pull up, pull up
the skyscraper: "omg can you not"
That skyscraper to another skyscraper, “he like literally almost hit me I literally cannot”
literally shaking rn
That would be melbourne, not brisbane...
the skyscraper: not again
Imagine being in the building. I would be shitting my pants, telling myself pull up, pull up!!!
[Here's](https://youtu.be/cYkL5C-xJ5U) a POV. Same plane, same city two years ago.
You can see the building they're filming from in OP's video (at about 0:22).
Holy shit. That is amazing and terrifying all at the same time.
I work in one of the high-rises that it flew past and it's a buzz looking DOWN onto a plane as it roars through the city. Bet the pilots got a.kick.out of it too.
Sink rate! Sink rate!
Shit my pants!-Shit my pants!-Shit my pants!
“I’ve seen this one before!”
Terrain, pull up, terrain, pull up
C-17 pilot here and can definitely confirm it’s a big plane that handles like a small one. Even has a stick instead of a yoke like most large planes. We can get suuuuper slow when we throw out flaps and have a really tight turn radius
It's a beautiful plane🤗
Got a strange question for you - what age is the oldest new pilot you've flown with?
I ask because a few years back I was looking at joining the air force but was told that pilots over 40 basically don't fly any more, and I'm 42 now.
Honestly I’ve seen a few new pilots around that age, but they’ve all been either prior enlisted or had a different officer job before. I know there’s a max age to join off the street but I’m not entirely sure what it is. Aviation of all types is a blast though, so good luck getting into it whatever you do!
Thanks mate, I'm currently in the middle of chasing my civvy commercial licence, and you're right it is a blast! I definitely would have preferred to have the raaf pay for my training though lol.
Haha ya I definitely get that. My experience is only USAF though, so worth a try! Worst they can say is no
Have you ever practiced touching goes in one in the Piedmont of North Carolina? They do it all the time here.
I know the units in Charleston do exercises up at Pope in that region, but I haven’t been in a while. I’m currently doing a tour instructing new student pilots
This is giving an illusion of almost hitting buildings, but I guarantee they are much further away.
[not as far as you’re thinking ](https://youtu.be/cYkL5C-xJ5U)
I am sure they are skilled pilots, who's hands didn't even break a sweat.
They fly down the city reach of the Brisbane River. The closest they'd come to buildings would be about 200m - so actually pretty close.
LOL I came to the comments to see what the "sweaty palms" part was. Those buildings are huge. Do people think these planes have wingspans that are equivalent to like 20 stories?
Edit rebuttal to the factually incorrect reply below: that's a C17 which has a wingspan of 170'. A story in a skyscraper is about 14' per Google. So 20 stories is about 280'. 280 and 170 are very different.
They do have 200ft+ wingspans. So yes. 200ft is roughly 20 storeys.
All the numbers in your comment added up to 420.0. Congrats!
Oh good. My life is complete!
No, that's a C17 Globemaster with a wingspan of 170'. Generally with skyscrapers you're looking at about 14' per story so 20 stories would be approximately 280'.
Get absolutely fucked u/Barbeqanon
I mean daddy?
Jesus this would cause New Yorkers some major PTSD
Everybody gangster til you connect to plane WiFi in nyc
Turning off Airplane mode is all it takes.
Like the time the Whitehouse decided to flying Air Force One through New York for a photo-op. 2009, I believe.
here's some more info about it. they never told the public it was happening.
I was in NYC with work when this happened. A few people in the office were in tears, nearly everyone was traumatised. Massive mistake.
I can’t even imagine.
I’m not from NY and it caused me PTSD. I would have been freaking out if I was in one of those buildings!
Same!! I hope I never have to work in those tall buildings.
I was a child in CT on 9/11 and this still made my stomach turn.
In 2012, one of these accidentally landed at a small commuter airport instead of the Air Force Base a few miles away. The minimum takeoff distance is 3500ft for a C17, and this airport was 3400. Was able to *barely* takeoff the next day.
I work on the 20th storey of a building in Brisbane along the river. I almost shat myself seeing this thing fly past the window and I forgot there was a fly by on
The moose is loose!
Air shark 🦈
The people in the skyscrapers like 👀
So many videos of this damn plane lately. Not sweaty palms material.
Little more bank angle and it's a stall in a populated area. Definitely is. Flightchannel has a video on I think that exact plane crashing doing this. No survivors.
> that exact plane crashing
Damn. props to whoever repaired it. it looks good as new
No props. Jet engines....
sweaty palms for the poor souls in those office buildings getting WTC vibes off this senseless flying.
Yeah since when is planes doing normal plane things sweaty palms? Just because the angle of the camera makes them look 50x closer to the buildings?
Normal plane things? Bless your soul lol
Yes like flying in the air as planes are known to do. Maybe turning in the air as well. Seems pretty normal to me lol.
Bruh, this is not normal. You've seen one too many action movies
Flying and turning isn’t normal? Seems pretty normal to me. Doesn’t appear to be a passenger plane, I don’t see any windows.
They literally do this every year in Brisbane for a festival.
Not every country on the planet is scared to death of planes or was affected by 9/11 like America was.
I don’t like big planes near tall buildings anymore… Haven’t for about 20 years.
Older Americans do not like this angle.
How on earth is this sweaty palms material? A military plane on its annual Brisbane flight...
In a completely different country
Tik tok girls: "nInE eLevEn cHeCk!"
Reddit dbags: "nInE eLeVeN vIbEs"
And I would nine eleven who ever said that on Tik tok
No way is that a thing ?
If "9/11 vibes" can be a thing on reddit why are you shocked it's a thing on tiktok
Fair enough I just didn’t know what he was talking about like what does “9/11 check” mean
9/11 was definitely a vibe
No one is thinking that lol
Time for 9/11 2 electric boogaloo
Pretty sure this is in Australia where this is extremely common. The airforce practice low level manoeuvres following the meandering river and it just happens to pass a major city. Forgot which one. Brisbane maybe?
Edit. Not practice. But just a demonstration. And I was correct it being Brisbane.
Sorry about the AMP link
Brisbane. It’s for our annual Riverfire festival. It’s always fun to watch.
Yep thought so. But I seem to be getting downvote bombed for whatever reason.
Lmao at all the AI bots in here
permission to do a flyby, sir?
Negative, Ghostrider, the pattern is full.
Oh wow!!! That is amazing!!!!
I was high up in the Cleveland Browns Stadium when one of these flew over. I couldn’t believe how low and loud it got!!!! So cool
Pilot: *fuck it, imma freestyle*
probably looked a lot safer from his view.
Looks like Kangaroo Point, in Brisbane right?
It's insane to me that we've engineeres shit like this. You know how much stress turning an object that big that quickly puts on the structure? Crazy
Seen this all over, like what the heck are they doing? Shit seems unnecessarily dangerous to me.
Was that over perth?
Where's the sweaty palms?
There a very high chance this could go wrong why risk it ?
Any afghans falling off?
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i flew to beijing once and when it landed it went directly above this apartment complex near the airport. It was literally about 30-50m between our plane and those apartments. We went past in only a second but it got my anxiety super high
Several c17 crashes have been attributed to low level steep rate turns like this. Very dangerous because the stall speed increases when you do one of these turns. You could be above stall speed in level flight but then enter a turn and find yourself in a non-recoverable attitude 200 feet off the deck.
200 feet is 194.76 RTX 3090 graphics cards lined up.
Reminds me of that tragedy
Is that an RC plane and a confusing perspective?
No. Pretty sure this is in Australia where this is extremely common. The airforce practice low level manoeuvres following the meandering river and it just happens to pass a major city. Forgot which one. Brisbane maybe?
Edit. Not practice. But just a demonstration. And I was correct it being Brisbane.
Sorry about the AMP link
That's correct, they do it every year for the RiverFire Festival. This is the practice run beforehand.
Must be awesome to see In Person
Yeah it's pretty cool. In the past they also did a fighter jet, which was just *beyond awesome*, but they don't seem to be doing that this year.
"Oh, shit. Here we go again."
I thought this was people watching 9/11 i was scared af
Seen this posted three times from three different angles and still don't know the context of this huge military plane twirling around in a populated city. Obviously it's an authorized test flight of some kind, but how often is this done? How is this allowed? Where is this?
Yearly every end of September for Riverfire here in Brisbane.
Reminds me of something...
Just because it can, doesn't mean it should. Absolute horror if something went wrong.
911 incoming 🤣🤣🤣
In remembrance of 911
They posted this over at r/aviation and attacked anyone who said this was irresponsible/a waste of taxpayer money lmao "big plane goes BWWWAAAAAAHHHHH"
Stupid, one malfunction could wipe out thousands of people. Why take the risk in a city when there are millions of acres of open land
Imagine working in one of those buildings and seeing this giant flying suppository heading straight at you like a drunk bumblebee. Whoever sanctioned this is a fucking moron.
It’s actually nowhere near any of these buildings. The plane follows along the River bend which is extremely wide, and the camera angles make it seem as if the planes close to buildings, but in reality it’s not close to any buildings whatsoever
This is why the aussie airforce us the best
0/10 lame af
wasn't that on 9/11 this year? What a way to commemorate.
Nah, it's Brisbane Australia, and was like today or yesterday. We get a military fly by every year as part of a festival named river fire. It's pretty cool, but 9/11 didn't happen to us so we don't really factor it in to anything we do.
9/11 didn’t happen in Australia so we don’t really take note of it when planning stuff
Yeah, can u imagine being in one of those buildings. Sweaty palms / stomach doing flip flops 😳😬
That city is absolutely fucked if they have a tech failure
This is why most planes and pilots are held to such strict standards when operating in spaces like this. You can bet they checked everything on that plane did every PMC in the book before it flew there.
Yup. Completely agree . The pre-flight checks are even more stringent for air shows .
The rules in the UK were changed following the Shoreham crash so they would able to fly through a city as there isn't enough open space to land if it all goes tits up
I dont get it... its a C17 flying over the river... ??