08 February 2009

This is cool

How to glide an F-16 to a dead-stick landing.


Note the airspeed on the left stays at 220-250 the whole time. Man, how high *is* the stall speed on a Falcon? If I recall correctly, the best glide is usually something like stall + 25%, so that would put stall at somewhere in the vicinity of 175kts.

2 comments:

  1. Very impressive. It's hard to believe that this wasn't a fictional film clip!

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  2. Listen to the respiratory rate as he's coming in. Kind of interesting.

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