Take a Precision POV Flight Through the Alps

Let Red Bull Air Race pilot Hannes Arch take you on a one-of-a-kind tour of the Austrian Alps
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By Richard S. Chang

As we saw last week when aerobatic pilot Kirby Chambliss celebrated Aviation Day by carving a fast, daring and, above all, precise path around landmarks in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Red Bull Air Race pilots can do just about anything in a plane.

Today, GoPro dropped this video of pilot Hannes Arch, the 2008 Red Bull Air Race champion and current overall leader in the 2014 season, ripping it up in the Austrian Alps. He takes off from what appears to be a mountain road and says, "I guarantee you there will never, ever be a dull moment." 

Arch is a man of his word.

The next minute and a half of POV footage, sees Arch taking his plane straight up, straight down, in a loopty-loop, buzzing snow-peaked cliffs, intentionally stalling into a drop, recovering, side-swiping rock faces and essentially doing everything but fly in a straight line.

In two weeks, the Red Bull Air Race series storms into Dallas-Ft.Worth (on September 6-7) for the first of two US stops in the tour. The series hits Las Vegas on October 11-12 before closing out in Spielberg, Austria.

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