Near miss

Light plane misses paraglider's towing line by INCHES in incredible fly-past.

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+11 1. DarkiKun commented 6 years ago

It does look pretty close but its hard to tell because of the angle, it may really not be that close at all
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+35 2. MajorIdea commented 6 years ago

#1 No matter how you look at it, that was WAY too close!
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+26 3. PaterSin commented 6 years ago

In the words of the great George Carlin "Its a near hit"
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+4 4. KikooStyle commented 6 years ago

The pilot didn't notice a thing ?!! The plane would have crash for sure, low altitude :O
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+3 5. fixento2 commented 6 years ago

Doubt the pilot could have seen it.
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+11 6. torbengb commented 6 years ago

Could you add another fifteen replays please because I didn't catch that and my mouse is broken. </sarcasm>
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+2 7. Noobeater commented 6 years ago

looks like meters, not inches
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+3 8. jackDjohnson commented 6 years ago

another pair of underpants going directly in the garbage :O
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+4 9. dopkop commented 6 years ago

This is my first post - so before I say anything I want to say thanks to Snotr, I have been enjoying videos on this site and laughing at everyone's witty comments for years.

I'm a paraglider pilot and have had close calls with aircraft, but never like this. This could have been very ugly very quickly, although the tow-line does have a "weak link" right below the pilot that will break the line under stress and likely would have. I once saw a US Marines Osprey with it's massive propellers/rotors heading literally right at me at 10,000 feet, only my spirals & wingovers made him see my wing and turn, slightly. That close fly by was one of the cooler things I've seen. Another time I had a private jet fly about 500 feet right below me at speed...pretty sure that pilot never ever even saw me, was watching one of his TVs while drinking coffee or something!