These incredibly dangerous maneuvers by these pilots are just an amazing display of skills. One miscalculation and it would be a total and catastrophic disaster. Yeah, if 2 inches lower, the wheels would catch in the water and you would immediately get pulled face down at 200 mph, your plane made from aluminum would be shredded like cheddar cheese. The type of plane they using here is a North American T-6 Texan, an American single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force, and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1970s.
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