L-39 "Albatros" Raw Jet Flight Footage

Published January 10, 2021 65 Views

Rumble This is raw stock footage of two L-39 Aero Vodochody “Albatros” jets (N139CK and N139PK) in flight, flyby, cockpit, low pass, takeoff, and aerobatic clips. N139PK (the blue camouflaged L-39) crashed and was destroyed in 2012. This video (with no audio originally) was given to me in 2012 by a pilot, David Riggs, to supplement my personal L-39 flight video due to the chase plane photographer incorrectly setting up his video camera leaving me no exterior footage of my flight on the brown & green camouflaged L-39 which is seen in this video (Registration N139CK). I've never used any of this footage and decided to post this unedited for the enjoyment of the viewer.
Originally uploaded to the internet June 16, 2016.
Pilot David Riggs had a checkered past with the FAA having continually violated aviation rules. He and another pilot, both in L-39 jets, buzzed Santa Monica Pier, California in 2008. Riggs also continued to take passengers on L-39 flights after being directed not to by the FAA. On May 18th, 2012, Riggs was flying passengers in violation of the FAA restriction when his wingman crashed in his L-39 (Registration N39WT) killing that pilot and the passenger at Boulder City, Nevada.

Link to NTSB Investigation findings: http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=bc18c752-d0cd-4d62-8960-9edbd628b872

Shortly thereafter, Riggs lost his U.S. pilot's license. Later, he was stunt flying overseas in CHINA when he crashed into Caihu Lake killing himself and his passenger in 2013.

Note: The blue camouflaged L-39 (N139PK) in this video is the SAME L-39 Albatros (changed to N39WT) that crashed in 2012.

Link to a picture of Riggs: http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01812/David-Riggs_1812980a.jpg

Link to a picture of L-39 (N39WT aka N139PK) crash site: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r5-qbKrwTLE/T7bJ53jBeRI/AAAAAAAAKtg/UkAsFQ5LiMQ/s1600/18557210_BG1.jpg
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