Hyderabad: Italian pilot Dario Costa flies through two longest tunnels in Turkey while breaking the Guinness World Record. The video of the low flight, shared by both popular energy drink Red Bull and the Guinness World Record, leaves the internet absolutely speechless.
Dario Costa becomes the first person to achieve the feat – in the wee hours of September 4 when he flew his race plane through the famous Catalca tunnels in the country -730 m (5675 ft 10.23 in) – at an average speed close to 250 kph.
— Red Bull (@redbull) September 4, 2021
Costa recounted, “Everything seemed to be happening so fast, but when I got out of the first tunnel, the plane started to move to the right because of the crosswinds and in my head, everything slowed down at that moment. I reacted and just focussed on getting the plane back on the right path to enter the other tunnel. Then, in my mind, everything sped up again.”
Netizens were absolutely stumped by the effortlessly beautiful flight. One user wrote: “That is insane!!!(sic),” while another wrote: “That’s some sick flying skills,” while wondering how the video was shot.
A few netizens also wrote on the lines of Red Bull getting great wings pointing out at the energy drink company’s tag line ‘Red Bull gives you wings’.
However, a few also called it a pointless feat.