Published on June 18th, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer


Red Bull Barnstorming – Two Planes Fly Through a Hangar

A world first, two planes fly through a hangar side by side … at 185 mph.

How’s this for a shedload of excitement? Two planes fly straight through a standing structure, mere feet apart.

Leader Paul Bonhomme and wingman Steve Jones have been flying together for 17 years, and they needed every ounce of that experience to pull off this amazing feat of aviation.

The Red Bull Matadors pilots and Air Race aces flew straight through a hangar at Llanbedr Airfield, north Wales, at a speed of 160 knots (185 mph), just one meter off the ground.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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