The pilot performing a breathtaking feat in a video posted online in which an aerobatic plane traveling at 200 miles an hour comes within feet of a man on a Texas runway was performing the stunt on an expired waiver, ABC News has learned.
Stunt pilot Jason Newburg advertises as a daredevil for hire, specializing in death-defying aerial ballet at air shows. He posted the clip on YouTube on Monday, in which the wing of his plane tipped dangerously close to the ground as he speeds by, nearly taking out a man on an all-terrain vehicle and the cameraman shooting the stunt. The clip before it was taken down had nearly 150,000 views.
Newburg’s waiver to perform aerobatics expired in November, sources told ABC News. And even if it hadn’t, pilots are required to ensure the safety of people on the ground. – Read the full article