RAF Tornado misses glider by a ‘quarter of a second’ thanks to hero pilot ‘back-flipped’ his fighter jet at 250 ft above the ground when lightning reflexes of fighter pilot
The hero pilot ‘back-flipped’ his fighter jet at 250ft above the ground to avoid an inevitably fatal crash with a glider in the Scottish Highlands, it was revealed today.
How exactly RAF Lossiemouth Fighter Training plane Tornado saved Portmoak Glider
1: 10:00 the glider takes off from Portmoak. The Tornado Takes off From RAF Lossiemouth on a training exercise at 10:55
Highlands, UK ML – A hero Tornado pilot going 500mph ‘back-flipped’ his fighter jet at 250 ft above the ground to avoid an inevitably fatal crash with a glider. Airplane flights especially it was revealed today.The daredevil’s lightning reflexes allowed him to force his own plane downwards and miss the other aircraft by ‘a quarter of a second’ – or 100ft, an air investigation has found.His RAF jet was tearing through a valley in the Highlands on a training exercise when he saw the tiny glider coming towards him.To avoid the collision at terrifying speed the fighter pilot ‘bunted’, an aerobatic move where a plane is forced into an inverted loop and speeds away upside down.If he had decided to fly above the glider instead, the Tornado’s jet engine would have sent the light aircraft spiraling downwards into the ground. He had been traveling along the route of the River Spey near the Highland Wildlife Park and a report into the near miss described the risk of collision as ‘high’.
Remarks by Glider pilot on tornado risk at the stage when glider aircraft was saved by an RAF plane
The glider pilot said the risk of collision was ‘high’, a UK Airprox Board report said.The Tornado pilot, based at RAF Lossiemouth, was returning to base when he spotted the glider about 500m away.
Report says that “tornado warning today” was also not on high alert
The event was also not seen on tornado watch near me
The report says: The glider pilot pulled up, gaining about 50 ft in altitude as the Tornado passed under and adjacent to him coming within an estimated 100 ft vertically.’ ‘No other crew member in the formation saw the glider. The incident took place near the village of Kincraig, as the fighter pilots avoided the Highland Wildlife Park.The RAF pilot said the glider may have been obscured by the canopy arch of his plane.
Glider plane rides flight lasting six hours and 42 minutes
The glider pilot, which has the registration number G-EEZO, was four hours and 16 minutes into a glider flights session; glider rides ended lasting six hours and 42 minutes from the Scottish gliding center in Portmoak, Kinross. It’s civilian pilot was flying a single-seat, high performance DG-808C motor glider.
Worst time experience with ultralight aircraft, pilot said after getting information on tornadoes I can’t even think of flying glider airplanes again
To the pilot of the glider, it was his worst gliding experience. he said he was a hand glider before and his hang gliding experience was even good. Glider plane pilot was fully trained, and never had such bad glider lessons before.