You know you've been watching too much Top Gun when you find yourself skimming a few feet above the ground and mere inches above your cameraman in an antiquated airplane from the 1940's. Who exactly decided this was a good idea?

Details on this low-flying stunt are pretty slim save for the assurance by the clip's creator that it was performed "at a private air strip no one around for miles and there was no dogs cats are birds harmed in the making of this video." Well, seems they'd really thought this through before trying it.


The plane performing the fly-by looks to be a Douglas C-47 Skytrain (a US military version of the DC-3 Dakota), the same sort of propeller-driven aircraft used extensively by the Allies throughout the Second World War to ferry troops and supplies. [Aviationist]