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Published on 18 Aug 2014 | over 2 years ago

Thanks for all the comments. Please allow me to explain a bit more about this video below - but first some other videos from the mission;

1) RDAF official video:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=840011269344625&set=vb.172261662786259&type=2&theater
2) Berlingske.dk :
www.b.dk/nationalt/se-groenland-fra-et-f16-fly
3) TV Syd (about the mission - in Danish):
www.tvsyd.dk/artikel/252170:Video--F16-pilot--Udfordring-at-flyve-i-GrOenland
4) Rightthisminute - clip brought in US TV
www.rightthisminute.com/video/royal-danish-air-force-glides-over-greenland

First of all; to be able to release video from an operational test including 100 feet flying took a lot of effort and kicking down walls in a military system. This was the biggest achievement in the whole process. Please bear in mind that it would have been so much easier for me to keep it to my self and enjoy it alone. I made a choice to share it with all of you and I am deeply thankful to the Headquaters on Fighter Wing Skrydstrup and The Tactical Air Command Denmark, that they were open minded and allowed the release. That being said...

I got approval (orders) to bring cameraes for documentation - not for public release (in the beginning). I recorded to video during the tests. I edited the video in my freetime during long and late nights. I choose the music and I choose to let everybody see the video - FREE OF CHARGE. Therefore I hope that you enjoy the video with or without music.

"The video combines the best of two worlds; F16 flying and the breathtaking scenery over Greenland" - quote JOK (my wingman on the mission).

Please also remember;

1) I am not a professional video producer, sound editor, or video director. I just did it to share the experience with you.
2) Music; I selected "Daybreak" for the following reasons; I actually love this song (and if you like - call me lame for it). I also love other songs, but by selecting this song I pay a tribute to GoPro and its team. GoPro made a great camera (HERO 3 black edition) that allowed me to shot way better video than ever before. The suction cup is great since you can place it, record and do your job while the video is being recorded. Another really important aspect is that GoPro bought the right for "Daybreak" - not only for them selves but for everybody, that wants to publish video with this song. That makes it legal to show my video everywhere.
2) I love the idea about a free internet where people can find quality stuff FREE OF CHARGE. Therefore; to all the companies (20+ so far) that has contacted me in order to sign contracts about earning half the money the companies can earn on selling it to TV show etc - F O R G E T I T... My video is free of charge and can be used unedited by everybody as long as they give credit to "Royal Danish Air Force" and "John Kristensen". If you want to edit in it - contact me first, please.
3) I will nevet post video with original sound! Why? First; cause I think it sucks when it is recorded in the air tight casing that I use. Second; cause I have had video stolen before - original sound makes it easy to steal and then make it look like it is your own video.


Enjoy it and perhaps there will be more from the 3-day mission...

STI
Royal Danish Air Force
Detachement Commander / Lead Pilot on the Greenland F16 Test

Original description:

HQ video with RDAF F16s low level over Greenland ice sheet; the flight takes us along the ice rim east of Kangerlussuaq, to the DYE-2 radar station, over the icefjord near Ilulissat, over the inspectionship Knud Rasmussen, and over the town of Ilussisat where the polar explorer Knud Rasmussen was born.

Extra description;

The clips are from day 2 and 3 of the mission; so filmed on the out and back to Thule AFB (landing up there can be watched in the video made by the air force officials on facebook "Flyvevåbnet" page).
The clips in my video are not in a cronological order - it was better (I though) when I mixed the clips with the same bank angle etc. My original music choice was based on my sons advice "Dad, this is what the new generation wants to hear"; "Survival" by Eminem fits better to the clips but the Fighter Wing commander did not like that song (too many f... words) and it gave some restrictions due to copyright etc. I did not want to restrict this video in any way so the GoPro sound was an easy choice for an alternate music track.

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