Here is a360° movie from the cockpit of a Swiss Air Force F-5 fighter jet with the team «Patrouille Suisse» flying over the Swiss Alps.
The pilot Nils «Jamie» Hämmerli is sitting in the front seat of the plane. The guy in the back seat, holding the cameras (6 GoPro Hero 4 on a freedom360-rig), is BLICK photographer Dominik Baumann.
The Northrop F-5 is a supersonic light fighter, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation. F-5 is smaller than contemporaries such as the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the F-5 cost less to both procure and operate, making it a popular export aircraft.
It is highly aerodynamic fighter around two compact and high-thrust General Electric J85 engines, focusing on performance and low cost of maintenance. F5 is air superiority fighter and also capable of ground-attack. The F-5 entered service in the early 1960s. During the Cold War, over 800 were produced through 1972 for U.S. allies.
The F-5 was also developed into a dedicated reconnaissance version, the RF-5 Tigereye. The F-5 also served as a starting point for a series of design studies which resulted in the Northrop YF-17 and the F/A-18 fighter aircraft. The Northrop F-20 Tigershark was an advanced variant to succeed the F-5E which was ultimately canceled when export customers did not emerge.
Engines: 2 * 22.24 kN G.E. J85-GE-21A
Wing Span: 8.13 m
Length: 14.68 m
Height: 4.08 m
Wing Area: 17.28 m2
Empty Weight: 4410 kg
Max. Speed: Mach 1.64
Ceiling: 15790 m
Max. Range: 2860 km