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Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 03 Jan 2018, 21:32
by SpudmanWP
Flight of 4 F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter along the 2017 Fiesta Bowl parade route.



By David Cenciotti

Here’s another interesting flyover once again filmed from the above.

The footage below, filmed from a unique viewpoint by Chopperguy, shows four F-35As belonging to the 62nd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Wing, from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, conducting the Fiesta Bowl Parade flyover at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. on Dec. 30, 2017.

By the way, the 62nd FS is one of the three dedicated F-35 training squadrons at Luke. The 62nd and 61st fighter squadrons train an international cadre of F-35 pilots from partner nations like Norway, Italy and Australia. The 63rd, activated in August 2016 with the first jet taken on charge in March 2017, trains F-35 Lightning II fighter pilots as a joint international effort between Turkey and the United States.


https://theaviationist.com/2018/01/03/t ... 7-flyover/

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2018, 01:31
by nutshell
That was awesome!!

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2018, 05:12
by blindpilot
nutshell wrote:That was awesome!!

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:


I think what he said was, "That is super intimidating .... " , oh yeah, and awesume.

:shock: :shock: :shock:
BP

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2018, 05:14
by steve2267
Too bad they weren't Killer Bees and went Mode 4 to park around the helo in formation. That would have been frickin' unbelievable. Death Spiral I tell yuh.

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2018, 09:45
by nutshell
blindpilot wrote:
nutshell wrote:That was awesome!!

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:


I think what he said was, "That is super intimidating .... " , oh yeah, and awesume.

:shock: :shock: :shock:
BP


Yup, it's clearly a case of F35 pack dominance through the emission of 5th gen digital testosterone.

What a fierce beast!

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 06 Jan 2018, 20:43
by beepa
A little more footage of the flyover, from takeoff.

https://www.facebook.com/chopperguyhd/v ... f=mentions

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 06 Jan 2018, 21:20
by juretrn
beepa wrote:A little more footage of the flyover, from takeoff.

https://www.facebook.com/chopperguyhd/v ... f=mentions

Anyone want to take a guess at the take off run distance?

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 06 Jan 2018, 21:38
by steve2267
juretrn wrote:
beepa wrote:A little more footage of the flyover, from takeoff.

https://www.facebook.com/chopperguyhd/v ... f=mentions

Anyone want to take a guess at the take off run distance?


2400' give or take. Based on rotation/liftoff about the 3rd set of runway markings past the touchdown markers and measuring on Google Earth for Rwy 03L.

ETA: Rotation does not appear to take place before 2000ft. It is difficult for me to tell if liftoff occurred at 2000', or slightly later at 2400'. FWIW.

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 06 Jan 2018, 22:26
by sferrin


The youtube link for those who want to download the 4k clip. :drool:

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 07 Jan 2018, 11:57
by juretrn
steve2267 wrote:2400' give or take. Based on rotation/liftoff about the 3rd set of runway markings past the touchdown markers and measuring on Google Earth for Rwy 03L.

ETA: Rotation does not appear to take place before 2000ft. It is difficult for me to tell if liftoff occurred at 2000', or slightly later at 2400'. FWIW.

Which gives average acceleration of 17 m/s2. [given 9 seconds of acceleration] Not bad! :)

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 07 Jan 2018, 18:28
by steve2267
We don't know so much about this takeoff -- a/c weight (fuel load, any internal stores? -- for a flyover? doubtful), whether this was a max performance takeoff etc. Didn't Flynn allegedly get off the ground quicker in Paris?

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 23 Mar 2018, 09:45
by beepa
Another top down shot from recently.

Re: Formation of F-35s fly UNDER a helicopter during parade

Unread postPosted: 23 Mar 2018, 15:01
by white_lightning35
beepa wrote:Another top down shot from recently.


Sometimes when I only see pictures from the front or side I forget how much the inlets stab forwards