Airborne Awesomosity

Human Fly

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When I say Human Fly, you probably conjure an image in your head of Brundlefly, from that hit film named, appropriately enough, The Fly.  Instead, what we have here is a throwback to the early days of barnstorming, a fellow who thought it would be a good idea to ride around on the back of a DC-8.  Even better, what was the real drama of those barnstormers?  Not so much that they were flying, I would say, or hanging on to a wing while someone else flew, but that they did those things close to the ground, where the crowds could see.

So where do you find a pilot willing to aviate your modern airliner down low to the ground for your Human Fly stunt?  Well, if is the year 1975, you find a fellow by the name of Clay Lacy, an air racer and all around airplane aficionado to be your huckleberry.  Thanks to Clay Lacy Aviation and airpigz.com, we can take a look at video footage of the adventures of these gentlemen. Hit the jump and enjoy!

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