Gunsight Video: Bird Strike

August 12th, 2005  

Topic: Gunsight Video: Bird Strike

Despite what the caption says, it's not an F-14. Appears to be a RCAF BAe Hawk flown by the advanced students at 2 CFFTS (Canadian Forces Flying Training School) out of 15 Wing, CFB Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Video link.

News report here.

Ouch! As someone else I know put it, "fast-moving bogey at 12 o'clock!"
October 1st, 2005  
Rob Henderson
Ahahahahahahaha! Thats gotta suck. Engine Failure cause of a freakin bird! But it was a big one I'll admit.
October 2nd, 2005  
Yes, it is a HAWK... Compare an F-14 HUD which is an older version with HAWK's HUD.
October 25th, 2005  
Some fool on another forum said the pilot should of saved it and landed back at base.

Then went on to say his brothers a trainee airline pilot and managed to land a cessna when the engine failed coming into land

Oh boy did we flame him, he couldnt quite grasp the concept that when a jet fighter loses its engine(s) it doesnt turn into a glider like your average light aircraft.

I think the instructor did a superb job, he went through all the correct drills of trying to restart before ejecting, and also pointed it away from a built up area in the distance. I think its the student pilot who is breathing pretty damn heavy though.