Playing Chicken with a Harrier - The ultimate Test

That was f*k all! Back in '88 down MPA,I was servicing the guns on the Phantom Squadron I was on & a Toom came roaring over the top of the Iso the guns were stored in! Nearly blew my funking ears off!!
If you've ever sat at the end of Bruggen's runway in a rover waiting for 3 Tornado's to take off so you can get to the other side you'll know what I mean.
there was outrage on GMTV, "bristish army soldier plays chicken with harrier"

he lost though cos he ducked out of the way. a real man would have stayed standing tall and taken the consequences. i'm sure if he'd have stayed where he was, the harrier would have moved!
Puff - no need to duck. :D
Not only is the harrier miles above him its off to his right.
That is nothing! When you have experienced "measles" off Byron Heights in the Falkland Islands, especially when one of the pilots 'supposedly' had just left the Red Arrows.

I know exactly why the chap in the video lost his balance!

Air pocket and he'd be creamed!


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If the soldier hadn't ducked but stayed bolt upright what would have happend?
Under the rules of chicken some one has to move or lose
Would the pilot if he has lost be obliged to eject?

Older readers may remember the story of the two phantoms at Cranwell who had to pull up to avoid hitting the collage during a fly past
Can someone "Photoshop" the harrier taking a large dump over the "Chicken".

I don't get it. I posted this video already back in june in the Aviation forum.
How come it is so late picked up by the media?

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