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A 360-degree view from the cockpit of a fighter jet

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.

Dominik Baumann

Dominik Baumann in the Swiss Air Force F-5 fighter jet with the 360° video camera flying over Switzerland.


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.

Dominik Baumann

Photographer Dominik Baumann, left, and pilot Nils Haemmerli of the Swiss Air Force’s Patrouille Suisse.



  1. December 4, 2014, 3:47 pm

    This is so awesome!

    By: Jim Wells
  2. December 11, 2014, 8:01 am

    360 degree view looks more like a go pro image

    By: Joolo

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