Friday, November 30, 2007


"Close" Only Counts in "Horseshoes and Hand Grenades!"... and Sometimes "Flying"!

"Close" only counts in "horseshoes and hand grenades"!... You have heard the "old saying" before, and in this case "close" definitely applies to "flying" also! Check it out!

This Mig-15 "tail strike" occurred during an airshow. The pilot had just completed a loop and misjudged his pull-out, and an image was "captured". Had it been circulated at the time, this once in a lifetime photograph might have earned an award. "Oh", by the way, the pilot just made a wide circuit, lowered his landing gear, touched down . . then taxied in showing scratched paint, but no sheet metal damage. "Yee-Haaa"!


Is that Dave Burdine's MiG? If so, great catch. Dave was lost earlier this year. He was a great guy and will be missed.
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