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Old 01-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Aviation History XP59A

America's first jet flight, Oct 1942.

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE PIECE OF AVIATION HISTORY.

This is a very interesting little piece of historical film. It covers
America 's entry into the Jet Age with the Bell P59A.

America's First Jet Flight, October 1942 - Videos - AircraftOwner Online
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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Cool!

Thanks for posting the clip...
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Not really historic - OK, maybe to the guy in the cockpit - but a highly interesting landing. Gives an entirely new meaning to coming in on "a" wing and a prayer...

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Yow. I'd definitely need a change of underwear after that one!
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I'm beginning to suspect it may be fake. Too amazing to have actually happened?
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It looks like an RC plane for part of the video and the sound is not totally in sync.
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I'm beginning to suspect it may be fake. Too amazing to have actually happened?
I suspected the same as well. If so, it is a great fake.
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Fake.....

Here is the video on making the video...

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Fake.....

Here is the video on making the video...



But here is a real life recovery that is amazing:

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Here's a real wing loss and recovery during an RC aerobatics competition.

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When I first saw the video, the blur when the airplane landed caught my eye and gave me suspicion. Then I looked back, and the colors of the striping did not seem to be the same before and after.

Still, it is a pretty cool video.
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