Who Would Fly 200 mph Through a 70 Foot Wide, 4 Mile Long Canal?! This Guy…

By: | March 28th, 2014

Peter Besenyei, known as the godfather of the Red Bull Air Race, just became the first person to fly a plane through the Corinth Canal in Greece.

The Corinth Canal is only 70 feet wide but an incredible 4 miles long, making it understandable why no one was exactly lining up to attempt the daring feat Besenyei recently pulled off.

Besenyei used the same Zivko Edge 540 single-prop used in the air races to fly through the canal and I can’t blame him.

A 300 horsepower engine, 24-foot wingspan, and capability to cover 4,000 feet in under a minute, combined with being extremely agile, made the plane perfectly suited for zooming through the canal.

Check out the insane footage:

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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