Being in a metal tube sky high at incredibly speeds should be exciting enough as it is, but as always, there are some people who push the envelope further. Here are the ten best pilots caught on video.
10.) Boy, oh, boy...
Two minutes after the airplane was invented, people started doing stunts like this. And Johnny was the best.
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That's crazy enough as it is, but how about doing the same above water with the landing gear released?
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8.) Loops and Rolls in a Sikorsky CH-53
The 53A's rotor system dynamics got the approval.
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7.) Cold War Cessna
Landing a Cessna in the middle of Moscow as a 19-years-old West German in 1987 is not something your legal representative would recommend.
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6.) The Christmas Tree Man
T.C. and the Island Hoppers had nothing on this guy!
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5.) The Hover
Sean D. Tucker can make a biplane act like a helicopter. That's one of the reasons why he is considered to be the best of the best.
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4.) Pugachev's Cobra
Named after the Soviet Sukhoi test pilot Viktor Pugachev, the Cobra can be performed with high-alpha and thrust vectoring aircraft. It's very impressive until someone fucks it up.
3.) The Missing Propeller
If there's one thing you don't want to see while performing flat spins, it's your propeller detaching from your plane.
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2.) Tex Johnson Rolls It To Sell Airplanes
The Boeing 707 wasn't designed to do stunts, but Tex Johnson did a barrel roll with it on its maiden flight anyway to impress customers. A legend in his spare time.
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1.) Anything Bob Hoover Has Ever Done
Including getting a straw hat and pouring ice tea. He is 92-years-old, but still cooler than you.
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