Very close, check out the video.

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    a successful tie of the low altitude record. (if you don't count the Salton Sea ;) )
     

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    i'm surprised the props didn't get damaged
     
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    Dang! I liked how the narrator hardly missed a beat.
     
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    If you pause it against the sky background just before and just after the profile does look different. It does look damaged to me. Yep, that was close.
     
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    Simply an optical illusion and showmanship.

    The AC is one of the NOS built Yak-3Ms and swinging a nearly 12' prop that most likely would have contacted the ground first. If the AOA was high enough for the prop to clear then the belly scoop/radiator could have made contact, but the AOA was pretty shallow.

    Not to mention a ground contact in one of few -3's in the US would have been all over the AS/AV news. Its hard to tell but that looks like Art Nalls's Yak and there is no way he (or any pilot) would have gone into aleron rolls after a ground contact.

    But that is his styly of flying... :supergrin: