Friday, October 19, 2012
What's Your Vector, Victor?
It's all over by the :45 mark. But things got real interesting there for a second.
If you follow the comments on YouTube it's debatable who was at fault. The camera gives a false platform from which to judge. But, if you look at the horizon and not the aircraft it appears the tanker zigged when he should have zagged while correcting and nosed over in front of the AWACS when he should have pulled up.
The AWACS pilot reacted correctly, in the nick-o-time, and nosed over hard which resulted in some violent negative G's, but avoided a mid-air collision.
That had to be a wild ride onboard the AWACS. There were injuries and damage to the aircraft reported.