Fast & Furious 7 Really Did Drop Cars From a C-130 Aeroplane

By Casey Chan on at

The Fast & Furious movie franchise is consistently the most fun anyone can have in a cinema because the stuff they do is completely ridiculous and borderline insane. Do you remember that scene from the Furious 7 trailer where they dropped cars from an plane? That wasn't CGI, that actually happened.

We've seen vehicle drops from the military and others before, of course, but this Furious stunt is especially nuts because of the choreography required for all the moving parts: multiple skydiving cameramen trying to get the best shot, the planes that dropped the cars manoeuvring out of the way, the helicopter hovering around making sure everything's good and oh yeah, those falling cars on parachutes. Who needs CGI (actors, apparently).

Crazy dudes jump right before the car goes and other crazy dudes chasing after the car drop:

Fast & Furious 7 really freaking did drop cars from a C-130 airplane

Here's a behind the scenes look of how they pulled it off:

I can't wait for the movie. Not a joke. Never a joke.


This article originally appeared on Sploid, a Gizmodo blog of delicious brain candy