Register

APACHE CLIPS IS A NOT FOR PROFIT SITE DEDICATED TO OUR ARMED FORCES.

ALL PROFITS GENERATED WILL BE DONATED TO THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT OR THE SEMPER FI FUND.


WELCOME GUEST, BE SURE TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER, SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE FEATURES WE HAVE TO OFFER!
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT FAQ SECTION IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

Results 1 to 1 of 1
  1. #1
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Jax Fl
    Posts
    6,339
    Like
    6,672
    Dislike
    141

    Default Jetting through the grand canyon back in the day

    http://www.airspacemag.com/video/Jet...2muQpJiMpiDzIp











    They wouldn't be allowed to do it today, but back in 1959, experienced military pilots would sometimes buzz the Grand Canyon when flying out of nearby Nellis AFB. At the time, RAF pilot Ron Dick was an exchange officer with the US Air Force, training students in a Lockheed T-33. Fellow instructor Bud Pratt recalls that during these Canyon flights, the pilots would fly low enough that water would spray up from the river.

    Ron Dick rose to the rank of Air Vice Marshal and later became a fellow of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and a popular writer and lecturer on military history. He died in 2008. His son Gary Dick, who put together this video from Ron's footage, says, "As a lifelong supporter of the National Parks and a man with a keen interest in bird watching, Ron would definitely endorse the flight restrictions that ensure natural quiet in the parks today." (03:55)
    Last edited by serpa6; 02-24-2013 at 11:27 PM.
    For any support questions please contact the AC staff team via the Contact form - or via email apacheclips@gmail.com.

    Thank you.

    Remember Members to rate and comment on vids Thank You
    Apaceclips Staff


  2. Likes

    BrendenF11 (02-25-2013),coltsfan2007 (02-25-2013),jamieooh (02-24-2013)
 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to Top