Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Insane Pilots

Top Men were duly impressed by the amazing flying skills of Juan Sánchez the RC pilot in Top Women's previous post. But this is as close as it gets to that - actually sitting in the cockpit. Wohba!

More info is here at Red Bull's official site. It's a bit Flash heavy, but it's got the the best quality videos, amazing photos, and more details than you can shake a stick (as in flight control) at.

Previous related Wohba links:
It's a Bird
Insane Flying Man
Learning To Fly


Blogger Sam said...

Awesome... I nearly went to the last London one, but unfortunately I had other commitments.

There's a Red Bull Air Race on MS Flight Sim, by the way, which my Dad has become suprisingly good at. I have a feeling it might not be quite as hard as the real thing - never mind the fact the g-force he's virtually pulling would undoubtedly knock him out if it was real.

10/10/2007 3:19 PM  
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10/12/2007 6:54 AM  
Blogger Mowog said...

Agreed, Sam. These guys are incredible athletes. You'd think just sitting in a seat and letting a machine do all the work isn't that big a deal, but if you look at some of the Gs being pulled in those videos -- 7g, 8g, etc. -- these pilots are on the ragged edge of blacking out, and practice any number of physical techniques to keep as much blood in their heads as possible. Amazing, and thanks to Top Men for the link!

10/12/2007 6:56 AM  
Blogger Eleri Hamilton said...

Saw some of this on TV last night as channels were being surfed. Was kinda scary to watch.

10/22/2007 7:44 AM  

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