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Best Roller Coaster Eva! Sean Tucker Awesome Cockpit Video

 This 14:52 video of Sean Tucker at last weekend's Chicago Air & Water Show is fantastic, especially if you're like me and you really like looking at the details. Watching the horizon and the sky constantly swing around is very cool, as is watching the elevator position thru the maneuvers. I really like seeing the very small control inputs that display the art of threading the needle of hitting airspeed, altitude and attitude marks. It's also cool to see Sean talking to the audience during some very intense flying!

 Probably the most amazing thing to me is the way Sean moves his head around in rapid fashion during the extremely intense elements. It's like a scene from some freaky sci-fi movie. My guess is that it's one of the keys as to why Sean is so great at what he does... the ability to pull in lots of visual cues, extremely fast, and actually process them in the brain would seem to be essential in maintaining situational awareness under such extreme conditions and narrow margins.

 So, be sure to watch this video, it's awesome! And if you aren't like me with all the crazy detail issues, then just enjoy the awesome beauty of one of the greatest aerobatic pilots ever flying over the water in front of downtown Chicago : )


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