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Firebird Show in Mid Flight


Not really sure what this airplane is doing, it it look amazing doing it.

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Date: 02/26/08 12:05 AM

52 Responses to Firebird Show in Mid Flight

  1. Profile photo of starsclips
    starsclips Male 30-39
    11 posts
    February 25, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    Link: Firebird Show in Mid Flight - Not really sure what this airplane is doing, it it look amazing doing it.
  2. Profile photo of ManilaRose
    ManilaRose Female 18-29
    192 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 12:09 am
    Don`t you know? That`s how I always fly.
  3. Profile photo of T3h-Wraith
    T3h-Wraith Male 13-17
    645 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 12:12 am
    Uh....Sparkly?
  4. Profile photo of Dagnarus
    Dagnarus Male 18-29
    134 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 12:13 am
    Are those the little thingies that deter missiles? Yaay! Stop yourself from getting blown up and give the guy who is shooting you a show!
  5. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2008 at 12:15 am
    those are flares
  6. Profile photo of Nightshifter
    Nightshifter Male 18-29
    513 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Two of my most favorite things in the world: Planes, and Pyrotechnics.

    It`s safe to say that Nightshifter is wet right now. :D

  7. Profile photo of okkritikos
    okkritikos Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2008 at 12:27 am
    Thats weird the smoke coming off the wings look just like wings of an angel
  8. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2578 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 12:30 am
    ... Those are to defflect heat seaking missiles.
    It looses it`s target.
  9. Profile photo of snoopdawgg
    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
    481 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 12:46 am
    taxe payers money spent on entertaining the enemey
  10. Profile photo of penguinfogel
    penguinfogel Male 18-29
    142 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 1:03 am
    here at I-am-bored we strive to make every day repost day..... or was it negro day? I don;t know, maybe I`ve just seen hairspray 1 to many times.
  11. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2578 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 1:30 am
    ^ I saw that movie on an Airplane from the OC Cali. to Chicago.

    Why must Amanda Bynes suceed? She`s soo... empty headed. As thought she doesn`t know where she is half the time.

  12. Profile photo of penguinfogel
    penguinfogel Male 18-29
    142 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 1:38 am
    Why is it that I am agreeing with a Canadian today? Must be something in the air :-P

    Ya that movie sucked hard. And Amanda Bynes sucked harder. I Had to watch it on a flight from Denver to Frankfurt. I think that should be classified as torture and made illeagal. If they have a captive audience then at least show neutral movies.

  13. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 2:40 am
    Fireworks display. Pretty!

  14. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
    2113 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 3:02 am
    that was cool
  15. Profile photo of ttsec
    ttsec Male 18-29
    666 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 3:46 am
    I was expecting a bird on fire.
  16. Profile photo of Sonic2001
    Sonic2001 Male 18-29
    160 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 4:05 am
    Thats a British AC-130 Hercules, and they are dumping flares not chaff.
  17. Profile photo of Cylomar
    Cylomar Male 18-29
    25 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 4:06 am
    A C-130 Hercules deploying flares. An anti-missile countermeasure.

    Absolutely beautiful.

  18. Profile photo of haxxorz
    haxxorz Male 13-17
    724 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 4:08 am
    This is so old. D:
  19. Profile photo of ttsec
    ttsec Male 18-29
    666 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 4:15 am
    Sonic2001, how can you tell its nationality markings from the video? Do you have another source?
  20. Profile photo of VomitStorm
    VomitStorm Male 18-29
    97 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 4:15 am
    hercs are bitch to ride in, especially over norway
  21. Profile photo of VomitStorm
    VomitStorm Male 18-29
    97 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 4:23 am
    hercs are bitch to ride in, especially over norway
  22. Profile photo of Slider388
    Slider388 Male 18-29
    97 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 5:21 am
    Exactly. The hercules is deploying flares, which deter heat seaking missiles by giving off an equally hot flame. So, the missile locks onto them instead of the plane.
    Chaff doesn`t work like that. Chaff is a huge group of fine reflective strips that are thrown off the confuse radar-locking missiles.
  23. Profile photo of Freelop
    Freelop Male 18-29
    442 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 7:19 am
    ttsec i have spoken to the guys who made that, they are from 42 squadron of the RAF and its a C-130k if we are going to be pedantic about it
  24. Profile photo of Taroku
    Taroku Male 18-29
    14 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 7:22 am
    Obviously it`s praying tribute to the great flying spaghetti monster. He has been touched by it`s noodley appendage.
  25. Profile photo of huggies130
    huggies130 Male 18-29
    32 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 8:33 am
    its dumping all of its flares at once
  26. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    February 26, 2008 at 9:01 am
    Countermeasures i do believe
  27. Profile photo of X-Potatoe
    X-Potatoe Male 13-17
    376 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 10:10 am
    Dammit does no one get it? It`s using the flares to make a "Firebird" behind it! in the still it shows before you start the movie you can see the shape perfectly!
  28. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 10:23 am
    that looks so awesome. the smoke from the flares (or whatever they are) make the plane look like it has wings. (bird wings)
  29. Profile photo of BrainBits
    BrainBits Male 30-39
    445 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 10:31 am
    FAKE! You can totally see the strings at 2:42.

    (google image search for airplane "angel wings" sometime)

  30. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 11:15 am
    The AA-11 Archer Infared Missile has been completely f-cked!!!
  31. Profile photo of imcoolyeah
    imcoolyeah Male 13-17
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    February 26, 2008 at 11:36 am
    Its on fire :o
  32. Profile photo of PeproniPizza
    PeproniPizza Male 13-17
    687 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 12:20 pm
    I think that it it amazing too! Don`t you think it it amazing?
  33. Profile photo of Dylan5121
    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
    954 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    They are called counter measures.
  34. Profile photo of Dylan5121
    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
    954 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    Yah what discomonkey said
  35. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    Looks like a palm tree! X3
  36. Profile photo of mjrtom
    mjrtom Male 18-29
    83 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    i think its amazing peproni. i do!!
  37. Profile photo of django7
    django7 Male 18-29
    59 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    mmmmmmm......white phosphorus.
  38. Profile photo of Se1
    Se1 Male 13-17
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    February 26, 2008 at 4:43 pm
    Something tells me thats how a Phoenix would look if it were real. I <3 the phoenix =D.
  39. Profile photo of das234
    das234 Male 13-17
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    February 26, 2008 at 5:33 pm
    Um what its doing is it is using flairs to void missiles. All large cargo planes have well military that is. But its definitely during a drill or the cameras would not be on it
  40. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    YAY missile evasion! =D
  41. Profile photo of Dragynwing
    Dragynwing Female 18-29
    130 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    go Gundam, go!
  42. Profile photo of PeerGynt78
    PeerGynt78 Male 18-29
    2 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 9:33 pm
    They dump the flares before they land for saftey. This is what you are seeing.
  43. Profile photo of Snoodlz
    Snoodlz Female 18-29
    39 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 9:53 pm
    drat GLOBAL WARMING! that`s how we roll
  44. Profile photo of IABLurker
    IABLurker Male 18-29
    34 posts
    February 26, 2008 at 10:40 pm
    Its dumping flares. Planes do that to light up a large an the ground for many different purposes. Like to help ground units see, or even to light up run-ways that have lost electricity for some reason or another.
  45. Profile photo of penguinfogel
    penguinfogel Male 18-29
    142 posts
    February 27, 2008 at 12:03 am
    It was so totally photoshoped.

    Yep it`s a fake and it fails.


    Just thought I`d take it in a different direction in order to end the bickering about what they are actually doing.

  46. Profile photo of andromeda33
    andromeda33 Female 18-29
    50 posts
    February 27, 2008 at 10:04 am
    it was meant to be a phoenix anyways
  47. Profile photo of ShaneVTR
    ShaneVTR Male 18-29
    1 post
    February 27, 2008 at 11:04 am
    theyre flares to confuse heat seeking misiles. end of
  48. Profile photo of wateva_x
    wateva_x Female 13-17
    691 posts
    February 27, 2008 at 11:32 am
    cool.
    or hot.
    firey hot.
    cool fire.
    yeah that settles it
  49. Profile photo of angelicamber
    angelicamber Female 18-29
    1572 posts
    February 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    o_0 oro?
  50. Profile photo of Invalok
    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    February 27, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    Big Planes like the one shown here have a hard time "DODGING" missiles - Thus they shoot out massive amounts of flares.
  51. Profile photo of bagofpeanuts
    bagofpeanuts Female 13-17
    156 posts
    February 29, 2008 at 9:43 pm
    DO A BARREL ROLL!
  52. Profile photo of i-am-hungry
    i-am-hungry Male 13-17
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    June 13, 2008 at 10:40 am
    if i looked out my airplane window and saw fire...i would poo myself

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