Daredevil dirtbiker pulls off insane backflip over low-flying plane
This has to be one of the craziest stunts we’ve ever seen…EDGAR staff October 22, 2014
Most people would think that driving a dirt bike over a huge ramp, completing a massive backflip and safely landing on the other side of an airstrip would be enough of a thill, but not FMX rider Nick de Wit.
The ballsy South African decided that he needed a bit more of a challenge, so he asked aerobatic pilot Glen Dell if he'd come along and lend a hand in the stunt... by flying his Extra 300 aircraft just low enough so Nick could complete his backflip over it!
With 30 years and more than 25,000 hours of aviation experience, de Wit couldn't have picked a better partner than Dell for the Red Bull-sponsored project, which was the culmination of two years of detailed planning to ensure that everything went absolutely to plan.
Tragically, five weeks after completing the project, Glen Dell was fatally injured while performing at an air show in Secunda, South Africa.
His outstanding contribution to the world of aviation will always be remembered, and this video is fittingly dedicated to his memory. RIP Glen.