Daredevil pilot is captured on camera flying the world's smallest twin-jet aircraft at 5,000ft

Mail Online | 7/17/2019 | Victoria Bell For Mailonline
cindy95240 (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/07/17/12/16159394-0-image-a-40_1563363566572.jpg


Click For Video: https://videos.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2019/07/17/871427982161103160/1024x576_MP4_871427982161103160.mp4

A daredevil retired pilot has been captured on camera performing loops, rolls and a dramatic dive while flying the 'world's smallest' twin-jet aircraft.

Bob Grimstead, 70, flew at an altitude of 5,000ft (1,524m) in the diminutive plane which has been described as a 'bubble car with wings'.

Mr - Grimstead - West - Sussex - Speeds

At just 13ft (4m) long, 4ft (1.2m) wide and weighing a mere 180lbs, Mr Grimstead, from West Sussex, was able to reach speeds of 140mph (225kmh).

The former British Airways airline pilot used to fly 400 tonne jumbo jets and said he had no fear taking to the skies in the micro plane and said it was 'superb fun'.

Wife - Karen - Light - Piper - Aztec

His wife Karen, 62, was in a regular sized light Piper Aztec aircraft next to him taking stunning pictures of her husband in the custom-made Colombon Jet Cri-Cri.

The jet was built by South African engineers Sakkie Van Heerden and Davie Botes, who spent £17,000 ($21,000) on the two year project.

Lightweight - Aircraft - Aluminium - Wingspan

The lightweight aircraft is almost entirely made of aluminium and has a wingspan of 17ft (5.1m).

Mr Grimstead, a pilot with 50 years experience, travelled to Western Australia to take the controls of the tiny jet for three 40 minute flights.

Test - Review - Cri-Cri - Pilot - Magazine

He was there to carry out a 'flight test' review of the Cri-Cri for Pilot Magazine, a...
(Excerpt) Read more at: Mail Online
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!