The Animated GIF Thread Part 3

ponder

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That is amazing footage
360th Fighter Squadron pilot 2nd Lt. J. H. Williams chases a Bf 109 off the tail of a fellow P-47 pilot and shoots it down with an impressive deflection burst on August 4th in 1944
 

SoldierMan

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It's normal. A zoom lens compresses distance.

These planes are +- 3.5km apart.

And what if the plane on the ground has trouble or stalls and can't get going? Boom! In my opinion anyway that is way to close for planes to be next to each other - anything could go wrong.
 

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And what if the plane on the ground has trouble or stalls and can't get going? Boom! In my opinion anyway that is way to close for planes to be next to each other - anything could go wrong.
Common reaction from someone who knows nothing about civilian aviation.

It's called a go around. The plane coming in to land has ample time to engage a go around and institute an alternative landing procedure.

If it was an issue, they wouldn't be doing it daily, globally. Thousands of flights a day...
 
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