February 6, 2006

Sometimes You've Got to Trust Your Friends to Do the Right Thing at Exactly the Right Time

THE VIDEO BELOW exemplifies "trust" in an extreme manner. When it was sent to me by Tom Parker, I immediately wanted to know where he got it. Alas, like some many important artifacts on the Net, its origins are lost in the quadrillion item shuffle.

I have no clue where that came from. It was on my desktop when my friend Joy made a crack about the "interesting" file names visible on my desktop during a recent Powerpoint presentation. Gasp. There it was, a file entitled, "StallionBrunchStunt."

Trying desperately to remember any recent luncheon occasion involving either 1) the Village People or 2) a stage with brass poles, I was forced, in an act of macho brinksmanship, to say, "What. Oh this?"

And click it.

(It was only after the video launched that I realized, to my great relief, that the file name referred to a Laird Super Stallion Supercharged Stunt Biplane..)

Lucky for me, the webcam video of the barely legal teen having her cotton thong removed by means of red ants and honey was named, "Recent_Entomology_Pubs/Index".

All of which is to say that, "No we don't know where it came from, but here it is."

Launch video:Stallion Brunch Stunt

Watch it and you too will become "a believer."

P.S. Yes, I have asked for a copy of "Recent_Entomology_Pubs/Index".

Wretchard writes: "It's fun. But it might be digitally altered. Look at the size of the biplane in relation to the motorcycle."

I asked Tom Parker and he responds:

"This from my pda, while driving, at night, and it's late, but I have no doubt whatsoever that it's real having spent many years watching airshow stunts of all kinds. It's actually less impossible than it looks and requires no more precision than the Blue Angels display on any sunny afternoon, the testicles of the motorcycle rider notwithstanding... but their nuts are usually in peril any way. Biplanes come in many sizes, some of them shockingly eensie although the engines are huge. No, that's no fake. Just crazy."

Any more information from anyone else out there?

Posted by Vanderleun at February 6, 2006 11:02 AM
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And you should post it here, too.

Posted by: Eric Blair at April 6, 2006 12:55 PM

The plane appears to be a Pitts Special - a quite tiny, single-seat, highly aerobatic biplane that was for years the airframe of choice in competitive aerobatics.

Nope, that was definitely real.

Nuts, but real.

Posted by: Kevin Baker at April 7, 2006 7:31 PM

Looks like fun

Posted by: Uncle Mikey at April 7, 2006 9:27 PM

I used to do that stunt all the time when I was on the air show circuit. Except that I would jump off the motorcycle onto the upper wing of the plane and then do some wing walking stunts. Then the ground crew would pneumatically launch the bike back across the jump ramp, the plane would fly above the bike and I'd jump from the plane onto the bike and ride it down to the other ramp. Not too hard, really, if you're a super studly guy like me. Wish I wasn't paralyzed now, though.

Posted by: Stubby at April 11, 2006 8:34 AM