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Video: Brazilian Mirage Does a Number on Supreme Court

by Ward Carroll on July 2, 2012

We got a heads up on this video courtesy of the DT Tip Link, and in it a Brazilian Mirage driver does a number on that country’s Supreme Court building. In fly-bys (as with most things) there’s a fine line between clever and stupid.

Busting the number at low altitude over populated areas is generally a bad idea. That may have been that pilot’s last flight. (It certainly would have been if he was American.)

It’s not a party until something breaks …

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Attaboid July 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

The sound of freedom?

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blight_ July 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Brasil has no problems with "freedom" from enemies, foreign or domestic.

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Mastro July 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Really stupid- remember that Brazil used to have a military dictatorship.

Imagine US jets doing fly-bys of the Supreme Court right after Brown versus the Board of Education.

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Nick July 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Is your "DT Tip Link" http://theaviationist.com ? They seem to have most of what you guys carry, only hours sooner…

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blight_ July 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Next is the story on the C-130 that crashed while supporting a firefighting mission in SoDak…or a cyberwar piece

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DCP July 3, 2012 at 11:36 am

Thought it was just me – glad someone else noticed that.

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MJ34 July 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm

There were two planes, there was a large (and organized looking) crowd and I heard a band playing. Was this an official function with a scheduled fly-by that ended up being too low and/or fast?

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Praetor July 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Yes that was scheduled (not the boom of course). That was a official parade celebrating the changing of the National Flag. That plaza is the exact center of the Capital. You see the plane coming over the Presidential Palace (some broken windows too), fly over the Plaza were is the ceremony, brake some windows of the Congress, than destroy almost all the windows of the Supreme Court building at the end of the video…

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Stan July 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Could we get them to do this over here? Our "high" court could use a wake up call.

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aaa July 3, 2012 at 7:48 am

Oh no, the Supreme Court only upheld the fucking law

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blight_ July 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

More accurately, they said that the Affordable Care Act wasn't unconstitutional, and kicked the ball back to the politicians and the people to fight over.

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Stan July 4, 2012 at 8:14 am

It did not occur to you, fools, that I was talking of Citizens United.

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blight_ July 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Nope, because there are detractors for almost every Supreme Court ruling, and chronologically the ACA ruling is more recent.

kim July 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm

With this particular court, about which I've have little good to say for some years now, I think a good number of flybys would be a fine idea.

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Black Owl July 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

That guy was probably thinking: "Huh… Didn't see that one coming."

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Ward July 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm

MJ34: Apparently it was during a parade celebrating the Brazilian flag.

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A. Nonymous July 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby…

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UAVgeek July 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm

"Your snot nosed jockeys pulled a fly by on my tower at over 400 knots! I want some butts, I want them now, I've had it!!"

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matheusdiasuk July 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Nothing about this on Brazillian local media. And knowing this country, nothing is going to happen to the pilot.

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Praetor July 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

In fact it was extensively aired last night on the TV. On the newspapesr we didn't see much headlines. It was like "ok… It happens, no big deal"

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BRIC Together July 3, 2012 at 9:40 am

The pilot is suspended for investigations.

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prodozul July 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm

So did anything happen to the building? Couldn't tell

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Lance July 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm

No thats a fun day at the court.

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Nadnerbus July 3, 2012 at 1:30 am

Those sonic booms took a lot of "Guile." They will no longer have a "Blanca" check to do that kind of thing again. E. Honda.

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willianqq July 3, 2012 at 8:50 am

I just imagine what our pilots (brazilian) would do with some new jets. Like bombing some big city accidently in an exercise?

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tiger July 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

"I feel the need. The Need for speed." -Pete "Maverick" Mitchell.

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Guest July 3, 2012 at 10:14 am

This happened in the US decades ago. A supersonic fly by at the Air Force Academy blew out some windows. IIRc there were some injuries due to flying glass.

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Pappa51 July 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I wouldn't think that the idea was to see how many windows they could break. Accidents happen. I hope no one ws hurt by the glass. Hope the pilots are allowed to continue to fly.
Get a grip…
chrees

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mpower6428 July 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm

there's gonna be a screen door shortage in brazilia for the next few months.

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Red July 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Question: If there is enough force from a sonic boom to shatter the glass, then do the spectators also feel a wave of force from the sonic boom, too? Like a powerful pressure blast-wave of air?

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Olibas July 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Corruption here is very great, Do not worry about the damage will leave the Brazilian tax of idiots

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KSK July 11, 2012 at 4:18 am

I cannot wait to see their Military Exercises … hope they blow up Rio LOL!!

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Mastro July 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

The current President of Brazil- Rousseff- was tortured by that dictatorship- so the POINT is that the military should show some respect to the civilian government.

Unless they want to stay in their barracks and play with paper airplanes.

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Michael July 7, 2012 at 12:08 am

looks to me as if the civilians liked it just fine….but i see your point

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