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Tridavis

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.


Bellpop

You’re right. They look so heavy, but just sit in the sky. Weird.


eatmahanus

Big engines big air


DeDeluded

Big Bernoulli.


TedwardCA

phfftt...Bernoulli sucks


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SteveisNoob

The sucky one


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MrDude_1

It doesnt matter which one. ITS THE PRINCIPLE!!


the_friendly_one

And blows.


robertovertical

Handles pressure efficiently.


249ba36000029bbe9749

Big if true.


phaelox

Huge if accurate


thewooba

Large if correct


redheadzelda

Beeg planes


swaags

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


AltruisticSalamander

makes me think of Thunderbird 2


visene

Thick wings = more lift at slower speeds


SatansBarber

Does thickness matter? Or only the surface area of the wings?


SoSaysCory

The body lifts too. And a pretty significant amount at that.


leftvirus

I have seen this video going around a few times. Whats the story on this? Was it planned?


der_innkeeper

Brisbane air show, I believe. \*googles\* [https://taskandpurpose.com/news/c-17-flyover-brisbane-australia-riverfire/](https://taskandpurpose.com/news/c-17-flyover-brisbane-australia-riverfire/) RiverFire Festival fun.


Spiraleddie

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


ProceedOrRun

Yeah they do it regularly here.


Runtsymunts

Yeh. I'm very much not excited to work a bar shift on that river. Gonna be fucked busy.


GardenPuzzleheaded98

Sounds like good money!


ainerskind

Yeah my partner is a chef at a restaurant at the river. Good luck to him tonight


Runtsymunts

It was good money, and surprisingly not busy. Edit: not busy all things considered


meow_ima_cat

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.


Djwshady44

Very cool. You should see the C5 Galaxys. They're even bigger.


adsjabo

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


Tridavis

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.


LostFireHorse

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


MLPorsche

or the Antonov AN-225 (though it is rarely used)


pgnxissdbdwmipymh

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.


gee666

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'


The_Only_Egg

Always thought the SR-71 was the perfect plane for this hypothetical.


Reddit_bot_number_9

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.


Darth-Faker

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


GenericSubaruser

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


Darth-Faker

I know, but when they fly above an apartment building they are very intimidating


Promods

According


OnkelMickwald

This video is full speed? I assumed it was slowed down actually.


pgnxissdbdwmipymh

Yeah this looks about right. Watch them take off, it's shocking


i_am_tim1

C17s fly over my house several times daily, they are the most sluggish plane you’d ever see


DisregardMyLast

well they dont call them the Globemaster for nothin


jett_29

What’s a globemaster


BluntsnBoards

Boeing C-17 Globemaster is the name of the aircraft


bassmadrigal

*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)


chillilisous

Looks like Riverfire festival in Brisbane


Nigebairen

Was thinking the same thing. This is definitely Brizzy.


Lockeedman

It was the rehearsal on Thursday. The actual riverfire is tonight 🙂


Beau67

Damn Microsoft flight sim just looks better and better. Edit: a word


spacedildo42

Seeing the building coming, pull up, pull up, pull up


fusiformgyrus

the skyscraper: "omg can you not"


cademore7

That skyscraper to another skyscraper, “he like literally almost hit me I literally cannot”


30calmagazineclip

literally shaking rn


LostFireHorse

That would be melbourne, not brisbane...


Fishin_Ad5356

the skyscraper: not again


estamachin

Imagine being in the building. I would be shitting my pants, telling myself pull up, pull up!!!


rubrixan

[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).


Nayzo

Holy shit. That is amazing and terrifying all at the same time.


meow_ima_cat

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.


DaPlipsta

Sink rate! Sink rate!


ren_is_here_

Shit my pants!-Shit my pants!-Shit my pants!


pizzabox53

“I’ve seen this one before!”


StarFlyXXL

Terrain, pull up, terrain, pull up


justOKpilot

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


Yomamsez

It's a beautiful plane🤗


LostFireHorse

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.


justOKpilot

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!


LostFireHorse

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.


justOKpilot

Haha ya I definitely get that. My experience is only USAF though, so worth a try! Worst they can say is no


Tridavis

Have you ever practiced touching goes in one in the Piedmont of North Carolina? They do it all the time here.


justOKpilot

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


Hellaciousstasis

This is giving an illusion of almost hitting buildings, but I guarantee they are much further away.


bigdar10

[not as far as you’re thinking ](https://youtu.be/cYkL5C-xJ5U)


Hellaciousstasis

I am sure they are skilled pilots, who's hands didn't even break a sweat.


AltruisticSalamander

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.


Barbeqanon

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.


nutwiss

They do have 200ft+ wingspans. So yes. 200ft is roughly 20 storeys.


LuckyNumber-Bot

All the numbers in your comment added up to 420.0. Congrats! 200 + 200 + 20 + = 420.0


nutwiss

Oh good. My life is complete!


NotAFatBoy

Congratz man


Barbeqanon

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'.


avidpenguinwatcher

Get absolutely fucked u/Barbeqanon


Barbeqanon

Why?


Traumfahrer

farther\*


baysoi

Yes?


hot4belgians

Daddy?


MeatballWasTaken

I mean daddy?


sonic_douche

Jesus this would cause New Yorkers some major PTSD


I_smell_NORMIES

Everybody gangster til you connect to plane WiFi in nyc


bpi89

Turning off Airplane mode is all it takes.


you_are_the_father84

Like the time the Whitehouse decided to flying Air Force One through New York for a photo-op. 2009, I believe.


beet111

here's some more info about it. they never told the public it was happening. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_One_photo_op_incident


owzleee

I was in NYC with work when this happened. A few people in the office were in tears, nearly everyone was traumatised. Massive mistake.


pyrotech911

Thanks Obama.


you_are_the_father84

I can’t even imagine.


kristinlynn328

I’m not from NY and it caused me PTSD. I would have been freaking out if I was in one of those buildings!


luuuuxstar

Same!! I hope I never have to work in those tall buildings.


yacht_clubbing_seals

I was a child in CT on 9/11 and this still made my stomach turn.


UCFJed

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. https://www.military.com/video/military-aircraft-operations/landing/c-17-lands-at-small-airport-by-accident/1762113028001


plannertown

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


GMoneyJetson

The moose is loose!


waullyy

Air shark 🦈


-DoW-

The people in the skyscrapers like 👀


stevage

So many videos of this damn plane lately. Not sweaty palms material.


RantaPekka

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.


flyonthwall

> that exact plane crashing Damn. props to whoever repaired it. it looks good as new


scungillipig

No props. Jet engines....


sleeplessknight101

Turbo prop.


Mr_Drewski

sweaty palms for the poor souls in those office buildings getting WTC vibes off this senseless flying.


TGrady902

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?


n0nMS009

Normal plane things? Bless your soul lol


TGrady902

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.


SilkyPeanut

Bruh, this is not normal. You've seen one too many action movies


TGrady902

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.


IncrediblyInflated

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.


Elysian-Visions

I don’t like big planes near tall buildings anymore… Haven’t for about 20 years.


simjanes2k

Older Americans do not like this angle.


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*9/11 flashbacks*


EvilioMTE

How on earth is this sweaty palms material? A military plane on its annual Brisbane flight...


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Adelineslife

In a completely different country


ThrowinNightshade

9/11 vibes


boy_with_huge_dong

Tik tok girls: "nInE eLevEn cHeCk!"


fahrvergnugget

Reddit dbags: "nInE eLeVeN vIbEs"


HexFoxGen

And I would nine eleven who ever said that on Tik tok


kristopherg11

No way is that a thing ?


fahrvergnugget

If "9/11 vibes" can be a thing on reddit why are you shocked it's a thing on tiktok


kristopherg11

Fair enough I just didn’t know what he was talking about like what does “9/11 check” mean


spectrumofanyhting

Nein eleven


FSMDxb

9/11 was definitely a vibe


biemba

9/24


untitled02

No one is thinking that lol


CapnKilgz

Gta


fat_italian_mann

Time for 9/11 2 electric boogaloo


ac_s2k

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. [here](https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/taskandpurpose.com/news/c-17-flyover-brisbane-australia-riverfire/%3famp) Sorry about the AMP link


bobdylan112

Brisbane. It’s for our annual Riverfire festival. It’s always fun to watch.


ac_s2k

Yep thought so. But I seem to be getting downvote bombed for whatever reason.


GuaranteedBigBoy

Lmao at all the AI bots in here


BornToBeHwild

permission to do a flyby, sir?


beespinner

Negative, Ghostrider, the pattern is full.


AviationSarah

Oh wow!!! That is amazing!!!!


Comfortable-Table-57

Omg


Econguy89

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


MAROMODS

Pilot: *fuck it, imma freestyle*


SorryMyDmr

probably looked a lot safer from his view.


given2fly_

Looks like Kangaroo Point, in Brisbane right?


817wodb

Surprisingly agile


Agar_agar_binx

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


-WB-

Seen this all over, like what the heck are they doing? Shit seems unnecessarily dangerous to me.


Budden89

Was that over perth?


Blueberryguy88

Where's the sweaty palms?


Upbeat-Ad-3777

There a very high chance this could go wrong why risk it ?


True-Top-4859

Any afghans falling off?


TheMalaiLaanaReturns

Fantastic


IAMTHEFELIPEGOD

From the producers of ww1 and 2 Staring joe biden as president , And taliban as terrorists, With the help of darr Mann , We being to you, 9/11, the sequal


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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


EagleE4

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.


useles-converter-bot

200 feet is 194.76 RTX 3090 graphics cards lined up.


tobias4096

good bot


useles-converter-bot

thanks :)


tobias4096

o:


mrjohnnycake

Reminds me of that tragedy


Dr0ctober

Is that an RC plane and a confusing perspective?


ac_s2k

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. [here](https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/taskandpurpose.com/news/c-17-flyover-brisbane-australia-riverfire/%3famp) Sorry about the AMP link


AltruisticSalamander

That's correct, they do it every year for the RiverFire Festival. This is the practice run beforehand.


ac_s2k

Must be awesome to see In Person


AltruisticSalamander

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.


KalymbaRPG

"Oh, shit. Here we go again."


skankhunt_4

9 ele…..


wetlettuce42

I thought this was people watching 9/11 i was scared af


BoxOfBlades

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?


Korthal_Maiyn

Yearly every end of September for Riverfire here in Brisbane.


A_HumanBeingl

Reminds me of something...


bmxdudebmx

Just because it can, doesn't mean it should. Absolute horror if something went wrong.


kulttuurinmies

911 incoming 🤣🤣🤣


Evilnight-39

In remembrance of 911


sjxsn13

PTSD


dickforadolla

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"


mcdto

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


SamuraiJakkass86

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.


IncrediblyInflated

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


Bdger08

This is why the aussie airforce us the best


NonubsNoproblem

0/10 lame af


UncleBeausTooth

wasn't that on 9/11 this year? What a way to commemorate.


MyNameIsIgglePiggle

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.


your-mum192

9/11 didn’t happen in Australia so we don’t really take note of it when planning stuff


Bellpop

Yeah, can u imagine being in one of those buildings. Sweaty palms / stomach doing flip flops 😳😬


badgerman5

That city is absolutely fucked if they have a tech failure


Inquisitor_Keira

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.


badgerman5

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


sovietrussia1234

911 2


MrDude_1

I dont get it... its a C17 flying over the river... ??