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  •  The Swiss Air Force (0+ / 0-)

    does this a lot, as one of their tactical advantages is detailed knowledge of all those canyons in the Alps.   They stay below the ridge tops when possible, and try to minimize exposure to radar above them.  They look like olympic high jumpers going over the ridge lines on their backs.  I always assumed it was because they could pull more positive than negative G's.  And sometimes they are reversing direction at the same time.

    Anyway, they practice this a lot, and there are videos around of them doing it.

    •  And the hidden hangars (2+ / 0-)
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      Jay C, RiveroftheWest

      Forgot the really cool part: some of the hangars are in tunnels under the mountains.  A door opens, aircraft roll out, traffic stops, and they use a suspiciously straight piece of country road for a runway.

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