Redbull is very well-known for making the impossible possible and also this time they managed to shock us! How? One of the best racing pilots in the world, Łukasz Czepiela, landed on a pier in Sopot.
Just imagine having an ordinary Saturday walk and suddenly seeing a plane land just next to you on an extremely narrow, short and wooden area. Sounds insane? Well, it really did happen! But, don’t worry it wasn’t any accident or breakdown. It was supposed to be an inauguration of the season at Sopot pier. Thanks to the amazing skills of the pilot, the whole situation was very secure and there was no danger that something bad could happen to the famous spot in Sopot.
Łukasz Czepiela is definitely a pro when it comes to air acrobatics. He has the title of world best pilot in Challenger class from the Red Bull Air Race. Even for him such a landing wasn’t easy, he was preparing himself for many months.
The plane used for this show was also very special. Carbon Club EX2 is a machine categorized as STOL, “which stands for short take off and landing”. To make the landing possible there was a minimal amount of fuel in the tanks.
Czepiela shows his amazing skills for example during the Red Bull Air Race where he has to face much more difficult quests, like chasing between narrow walls. His famous flight under the bridges for the National Flag Day has been admired by whole Warsaw.
Sopot is one of the most visited and charming Polish cities throughout whole year. The clean air, especially on the pier, where the concentration of iodine is twice as high as on land, what makes it the best place for a get away from the polluted cities.
Picture source: https://www.redbull.com/pl-pl/czepiela-wyladowal-samolotem-na-molo-w-sopocie