Two pilots will jump out in mid-air at 140mph and attempt to switch planes
It will be webcast live next month.
Mark your calendars! Red Bull’s air force is ready yet again to provide us with an unforgettable experience. Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington will test their skills in a courageous display of trust and shrewdness. It has never been attempted before, and you’ll be able to watch the entire thing live.
Red Bull is no stranger to such daring attempts. Rather the company prides itself in supporting adventurers who want to achieve extraordinary feats. Whether it is flying planes inside tunnels or jumping in and out of a volcano with nothing but a wingsuit, Red Bull is at forefront of supporting these daredevils and next month is no different.
The aircraft used for this event, called “Plane Swap,” went through some minor modifications. Engineers installed airbrakes to ensure that the descent would not happen too quickly.
A stunt 10 years in the making
According to Red Bull's website, the mid-air plane swap is a stunt that has been in the making for 10 whole years. The two pilots have extensive experience as skydivers as well as flying these machines.
If the name Aikins rings a bell, it is because this forty-year-old jumped out of a plane with a parachute or even a wingsuit and fell towards the ground only to be caught by a net that measured 100 x 100 feet in 2016
Farrington has more than 26,000 skydives and 1,500 BASE jumps to his name and has also been a stunt performer in movies such as Iron Man 3, Black Widow, and Transformers 3.
It will be live-streamed
We assume that no movie performance can match the adrenaline rush of a stunt that will be streamed live across the globe.
In just over a month, the pilots will take off from an airstrip in Arizona, and when their planes reach 14,000 feet, jump out of their aircraft at 140 mph (225 kph), leaving the planes pilotless, nosediving towards the ground.
During their own fall, the pilots will attempt to reach each other's aircraft, get in and regain control of their planes, before they crash into the grounds.
The stunt will barely last two minutes but you can watch the entire attempt live-streamed on Hulu.
To get your blood pumping, why not watch the trailer.