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    A fun clip that's totally OT!

    Andrew Macpherson

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    Z8 Millennial Monster hayvenhurstkid's Avatar
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    I feel the need........................I feel the need for speed!!!!! Number 1 is waaaay cool.

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    Sport Button On - DSC Off raka's Avatar
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    Crazy flying by 4 South African Air Force (SAAF) pilots

    Here is the backstory:

    The pilot of the lead aircraft, Quentin Mouton, is currently Chief Pilot of Mango Airlines in South Africa. He said the following about these pictures on a South African aviation forum:

    We were 590 hr pilots at the time and the whole thing was illegal, stupid and needless to say, dangerous.
    The low flying limit was 200ft (or above, not below).

    I would have been court-martialled if the SAAF knew. Too late now.

    These pictures were taken 2nd October 64. I was the pilot. The pictures are original and not 'touched up'.

    The 'Pongos' were on a route march from Langebaan by the sea to Saldanha. The previous night in the pub one of them had said: "Julle dink julle kan laag vlieg maar julle sal my nooit laat l? nie" ("You think you can fly low, but you'll never make me lie down"). Hullo!!!

    I went to look for them on the beach in the morning and was alone for the one picture. I was pulling up to avoid them.
    In the afternoon I had a formation with me and you can see the other a/c behind me. (piloted by van Zyl, Kempen and Perold)

    A friend by the name of Leon Schnetler (one of the pongos) took the pics.

    The guy that said "Jy sal my nie laat l? nie" ("You won't make me lie down") said afterwards that he was saying to himself as I approached: "Ek sal nie l? nie, ek sal nie l? nie" ("I won't lie down, I won't lie down") and when I had passed he found himself flat on the ground.

    Memories from the past.

    Quentin Mouton (23,000 hrs, everything up to B747-400, presently Chief pilot MANGO Airlines and still actively flying B737-800 at 68)

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    Wow thats amazing!

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    Z8 Ate My Homework! Norcal's Avatar
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    Amazing story and photos, thanks. I'm surprised there is no water being whipped up by the prop-wash.

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    Wow, I feel so tame and boring now!!!
    Andrew Macpherson

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