I do not mean to be an a$$ because normally stuff like this looks pretty cool and downright entertaining. However, 14 CFR Part 91.13 states that: (a) Aircraft operations for the purpose of air navigation. No person may operate an aircraft in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another. (b) Aircraft operations other than for the purpose of air navigation. No person may operate an aircraft, other than for the purpose of air navigation, on any part of the surface of an airport used by aircraft for air commerce (including areas used by those aircraft for receiving or discharging persons or cargo), in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another.
This feckless display is the archetype of a FAR 91.13 violation. The FAA should not only take action against the pilot of the Extra 300, a MONOPLANE by the way, but also the tower supervisor and the controller(s) that authorized such a dangerous stunt to be performed.
I don't care if it was the president of the united states or the administrator of the FAA flying the offending aircraft. Just because you are a member of a major sponsored aerobatic team it still doesn't give you license to such unmindful actions. What if LLWS or a mechanical failure had caused the aircraft to impact the tower? Think of the fallout caused by the loss of the primary control center for the Oakland airport. There would have been numerous casualties and/or fatalities, millions of dollars of damage, cancelled flights, a (temporarily) closed airport, and not to mention further sanctions against honest pilots across the country. It is dangerous show boaters like this that give the rest of the professional pilots out there, including myself, a poor image in the eyes of the public.
:cartman: MTSU, firstly the aicraft in the video is a Zivko Edge 540 not an Extra300.
Secondly you have obviously never been to an airshow and watched the same "reckless" behaviour taking place.
The gentleman flying that aircraft is a highly skilled and decorated aerobatic pilot with more time spent upside down than you have total time. Please do not speak about what you do not know.
He was in no way endangering anybodies life during that show, the folks in the tower quite obviously enjoyed it as did the pilot otherwise he wouldnt have done it several times.
Go back to droning along turning dead dinosaurs into noise and leave the real flying to guys like him.
Just my opinion.