Watch the Truly Extreme Stunts and Tricks That This James Bond Helicopter Does

By Casey Chan on at

The opening sequence of the latest James Bond movie Spectre involves explosions, a chase scene, a well tailored suit and a fight scene inside a totally insane helicopter ride. This behind the scenes footage shows how batshit some of those tricks and manoeuvres were.

The helicopter purposely dives itself into a group of people on the ground, almost crashes into them, and then soars up at the very last second for added dramatic effect. I would have fainted if I was there.

Aerobatic helicopter pilot Chuck Aaron was the guy behind the stunts and he pulled off loops, barrel rolls, backflips, vertical climbs, vertical dives and a bunch more crazy stuff inside the helicopter. What’s interesting is that they had to film those tricks at a different city than the rest of the scene, because the altitude of Mexico City was too high and the air was too thin.

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