Believe it or not, this image isn't Photoshopped in any way.
It was taken during a specially-authorized low-altitude flyby to open a speedboat race on the Detroit river. A super-low urban flyby, a huge telephoto lens and a depth of field illusion making the jet appear closer to the building than it actually was all came together for a perfect shot.
Needless to say, anyone who wasn't awake in that building prior to this moment certainly was immediately after.
"Negative Ghost Rider the pattern is full."
@meyaht Almost used that as my headline.
Roger tower. I am circling the block again.
As long as large groups of people are stuped enough to go to public events risking being killed during the panic caused by someone yelling fire the military will want to use the event as a recruting event. The pilots who do such stunts are well trained. As proved by the number of people kill watching air shows, such stunts are dangerous. In fact the free adversing the US Nave got from this photo is priceless.
i wish i was in those apartments
@ Ellenbetty, if your going to rap on the US Navy, or the military in general, at least use spellcheck.
Proud Airman of the USN
Cuishii14,I would have much rather been in that fighter.
Jivaii,look at ellenbetty.Does she look like she even knows what spellcheck is?
Proud AV-ORD of VF-151 from the days aboard the USS Midway (CVA-41)
Never got past my single engine land rating, sure wish I was behind the stick of that baby
yeah, Mike; i hear it is kinda hard to pass the instrument rated portion of the test, what with the hood and all.
Great photo! Just amazing!
Bet it scared the birds off the roof.
Just WOW. Forget the coffe spitting, imagine the noise...
jen @ http://www.silver-money.net
To close for comfort.
If you didn't love that. You're not human
If I were the guy on that balcony I would have needed to change my pants after that flyby!
WHO GOT THE PICTURE?
a) Learn to spell, woman,
b) Leave your anti-militaristic-jingoism and OBVIOUS out right fear and hatred of high tech (visa-vie aviation events) in the closet with your kids who you, no doubt, kept boxed up in foam rubber lined containers, fed intraveinosly and respirated with an aqua lung filled with pure O2 to prevent them actually coming in contact with anything even remotely resembling life
ohh i've read this monster will be upgraded again. The Super Hornet, the latest version of the well-know US Navy F/A-18 Hornet multi-role fighter aircraft, is going to be upgraded again by Boeing.