So Dario Costa just became the first person to fly a plane through a tunnel, wait! TWO tunnels and we are literally speechless
Costa took off on the asphalt inside the first tunnel of the pair, gathered air in the road gap in between the tunnels, and then flew through the second 1,730 meter long tunnel in a mere 44 seconds under rather challenging circumstances. Costa became the first person to accomplish this amazing feat.
His unprecedented flight through Istanbul’s Çatalca Tunnels was seriously impressive with cross winds between the tunnels and air bumps inside them testing his skills – but ending the flight in the aviation history books was SO worth it
The longest tunnel flown through with an airplane measures 1,730 m (5675 ft 10.23 in) and was achieved by Red Bull athlete Dario Costa (Italy) in Çatalca Istanbul, Turkey, on 4 September 2021