This wasn’t just another day for Italy’s Dario Costa. It was the day he became the holder of five different Guinness World Records.
In Instanbul, Turkey, Dario and his team of 40 support crew attempted a feat more than a year in the making.
The plan was to launch his plane from one tunnel, fly straight and level just above street level through a second tunnel, and come back in one piece.
Piece of cake, right?
Not really. Not when you see the razor-thin margin of error he’s working with at the speed he needs to maintain to stay aloft.
But he IS a stunt pilot, and so he took his shot.
Here’s the footage.
Precision skill was needed as Costa maintained an altitude of less than three feet with solid concrete surrounding his aircraft on all sides as he flew through two tunnels on the Northern Marmara Motorway in Catalca Mevki.
Despite a cross-wind, the Red Bull stunt pilot perfectly navigated his plane through the 360-metre tunnel and into a longer second one, which measured 1,160 metres.
The whole stunt took 43.44 seconds to complete, with Costa celebrating with a 360-degree loop and punching his fist in delight after emerging into the open air.
He was presented with five Guinness World Record certificates for the longest tunnel flown through with an aeroplane, the first aeroplane flight through a tunnel, the longest flight under a solid obstacle, the first aeroplane flight through two tunnels and the first aeroplane take-off from a tunnel. —DailyMail
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