The same friend, a Vietnam pilot, who sent me that link on the short documentary of the Spitfire pilots, followed up with this flying, a bit more modern, but no more dangerous than those brave young men going across The Channel 70+ years ago.
We all remember Tom Cruise in the Movie " TOP GUN" when he makes a low pass near the control tower and causes an officer to spill coffee down his shirt.
Well here are short clips of the top 10 low passes ever filmed ... and of course for nostalgia , let's see that Top Gun low pass again. Pay particular attention to the last shown low pass. It is number one. Watch the halo of water around the plane. It happened during a Blue Angels event over San Francisco several years ago. It was the pilot's last show with the team, so he had nothing to lose. Many of the boats in the bay lost windows to the sonic blast. It's a kick towatch. Number 3 was pretty impressive too.