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    Default Under flights

    I have been trying to fly under that very tall tower over in Paris.
    I had to configure the plane to the Superman mode to prevent
    the flight from coming to an end when I crash.
    I come in from the grassy side (wheels up) and lined up really good.
    I hit the opening with plenty of space all around.
    Just as I get directly under I hear a really bad sound.
    The plane is forced to the ground with the wheels extended and I
    exit the other side bouncing around and finally jump into the air.
    I have tried it with my two ultralight planes with the same results.
    The “ARCH DE TRIUMPH” let me fly through OK.
    Some of the bridges let me through some will not.
    I found out that the Golden Gate has a small window to fly through.
    I guess the other bridges have a small window as well
    (or else I am a very poor pilot).
    I like Under Flights because you get away with something that would send you to jail in real life.
    People have been flying under things since day one.
    They are fun.
    I also like buzzing cars and trucks.
    Scares the hell out of them.
    9/11 took the fun out of flying into buildings.
    VFRguy

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    I've done it a few times in the TBM, quite easy and great fun..... Trying to loop it now that would take great skill.......
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    I must be doing something wrong.
    I now know it can be done.
    TBM?

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    I just did it in a Cirrus SR22 in full throttle.
    I don't know what to say.

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    The Cirrus SR22 went through 3 times OK at full speed.
    My beloved Baron tried 3 times at slower speeds was a NO GO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VFRguy View Post
    I just did it in a Cirrus SR22 in full throttle.
    I don't know what to say.

    You just smile..... TBM 930 one of the world's fastest certified single-engine turboprop.
    Last edited by daspinall; 06-22-2021 at 04:45 PM.
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    I have flown under the new bridge beside the Hoover Dam. Approaching it from over the lake is fun. You get the impression of height as you go over the dam wall.
    Last edited by nsproles; 06-23-2021 at 09:09 AM.

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    I’ve flown under the Humber Bridge a couple of times in a Typhoon.
    That’s quite fun

    https://youtu.be/IFhtu42dmfY

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    Try Bristol Suspension Bridge, I always hit an invisible wall, left me feeling depressed ha
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