Video: F-16 Extreme Low Approach Thrills Spectators

A Turkish F-16 landing at the Waddington Airshow in England sent spectators scurrying for cover as the fighter skimmed over the tops of heads during an extremely low approach. It was a repeat of a similar scene at RAF Waddington last summer, when a Eurofighter Typhoon flew within feet of the airport perimeter fence while landing at the show.

This time around the crowd was larger and seemed to know what was coming. Several spectators hit the deck, but even more stood motionless to experience what it's like to have a 20,000-pound fighter jet come so close that you can almost reach up and touch it.

Get exclusive online content like this delivered straight to your inbox by signing up for our free enewsletter.

We welcome your comments on In order to maintain a respectful environment, we ask that all comments be on-topic, respectful and spam-free. All comments made here are public and may be republished by Flying.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get the latest FLYING stories delivered directly to your inbox

Subscribe to our newsletter