Landing airplane on world's smallest helipad; video will set you on the edge
Dubai : Poland’s pilot, famous for his stunts in the air, Luke Czepiela executed a daring stunt of landing a plane on the world's smallest helipad (27 mt) at a height of 212 mt. With this Luke has become the first person on earth who has landed an airplane on the 52nd floor of the world-famous hotel Burj Al Arab hotel's helipad. This is the world's smallest commercial helipad and landing a plane on it is not just dangerous but also one mistake could take the pilot's life.
According to a report, Luke had been preparing for this daring stunt for more than two years. He had been practising it in the plane to eliminate all scope of mistakes.
Red Bull Motorsports has shared the mind-boggling video of the stunt on their official Twitter page.
In the video, Luke misses the landing in his first attempt and it appears like it will not be possible to land the plane on such short helipad. But, he makes the second attempt and successfully lands the plane on it. Towards the end of the video, he is shown taking off the plane via a spin. Watch the breathtaking video below:
After landing the plane on the short helipad, Luke can be seen jumping with joy and can be heard saying, they have created history. He also shared the video on his Instagram page and captioned, "We made it! 🔥👏 Watch first ever plane landing on helipad of iconic Burj Al Arab! ✈️🤯 Check out some key facts 👇 ➡️ Helipad diameter: 27 m ➡️ Height: 212 m (56. floor of Burj Al Arab hotel)".
Czepiela is a Red Bull Air Race Challenger Class World Champion and an Airbus A320 captain. For the stunt, he flew an aircraft produced by CubCrafters, a renowned American manufacturer of light planes. The plane, specially modified for the challenge, weighs 425kg, is 7.1 metres long, 2.54 metres high, and has a wingspan of 10.44 meters.
He tagged the landing as the most difficult landing and expressed his gratitude to the people and company for letting him provide the opportunity to live his dream.
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