Red Bull is wowing crowds with death-defying stunts. This time, their barnstorming challenge was braved by two pros flying their planes side-by-side through a hangar, while being barely three feet off the ground. Two Red Bull pilots successfully flew their planes together through a hangar at 185 mph for the first time, in one of the most exhilarating aviation feats ever seen. It’s an amazing display of aerial skill and precise planning!
British pilots Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones, known as the Red Bull Matadors, recorded the world first in a 25-foot high hanger in North Wales. Due to the nature of the challenge, Red Bull pilots were required to get special permission from the Civil Aviation Authority, who were on site to oversee the manoeuvre. Leader Paul Bonhomme and wingman Steve Jones have been flying together for around 25 years, testing the limits of the possible with their precision and skill. Speaking after the events Paul said: "Ultimately if we get it wrong we hit a building, so pulling up and seeing Steve still there, there was a great sense of relief; but it was really great fun and also slightly bizarre flying through a building with my mate.”
As Red Bull explains, the XA41 is a formidable piece of kit that has both power and ability to change directions really quickly, like a sports car for the air, to coin their expression. The engine can produce 315 horsepower, the same as a World Rally Car. The plane also produces speeds of up to 225 knots (nearly 260mph).