Watch: Red Bull Barnstorming

Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones fly through a hangar at 185mph in amazing Red Bull Barnstorming video.
Barnstorming exiting shot
They did it! © Olaf Pignataro / Red Bull Content Pool
By JJ Dunning

See Red Bull Barnstorming from every angle imaginable: scroll down for an incredible, onboard 360-degree view of the fly-through, and an amazing interactive gif.

How’s this for a shedload of excitement? Two planes fly straight through a standing structure, mere feet apart.

Leader Paul Bonhomme and Wingman Steve Jones have been flying together for 17 years, and needed every ounce of that experience to pull off this amazing feat of aviation.

The Red Bull Matadors pilots hurtled straight through a hangar at Llanbedr Airfield, north Wales, at a speed of 160 knots (185mph), just one metre off the ground. 

Watch the video above, and get an incredible 360-degree view of the barn-storm from the wingtip of Bonhomme’s Xtreme Air XA41 plane, below.

The 360 video will only work in Google Chrome. Click and drag using your mouse or use the W, A, S and D keys to move the camera.

Watching on mobile? You’ll need to download the latest version of the YouTube app from the App Store or Google Play Store to view the 360 video. Click here and open the video in the YouTube app, and physically move your mobile device from left to right or use your device’s touch screen for the full experience.

There's also an interactive gif that enables you to whizz in and out of the hangar as much as you like, below:

Scroll down for more exclusive videos:

Red Bull Barnstorming: Extended Cut - go deeper into how Bonhomme and Jones pulled the whole thing off.

Engineering A Barnstorm – the painstaking aviation science behind the feat.

What goes through your mind as you speed towards an aircraft hangar at nearly 200mph? Neuroscientist Professor Ian Robertson assesses the pilots. 

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