A 360-degree view from the cockpit of a fighter jet
See what it’s like to ride in the cockpit of a F-5 fighter jet as the Swiss Air Force aerobatic team, Patrouille Suisse, flies in formation over the Alps in a series of 360° videos by panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann.
Baumann flew with the team in August with his Freedom360 rig with 6 GoPro cameras running during an air show. The six jets performed maneuvers at 560 mph with their wingtips sometimes coming as close to 9 feet apart. In the small cockpit Baumann had to hold his equipment at more than 6 g-force. On another trip he did panoramas.
This was not Baumann’s first flight with the Swiss Air Force. He had done 360° images and video with the slower-flying PC-7 team. With those he impressed the Patrouille Suisse leader Lt. Col. Daniel Dani Hoesli who offered him a ride with his team.
Take a look at the results and don’t forget that you can spin the video around.
December 4, 2014, 3:47 pm
This is so awesome!
December 11, 2014, 8:01 am
360 degree view looks more like a go pro image
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