This is the moment a Polish man who emigrated to the UK and became a stunt pilot pours a can of Red Bull into a glass in his plane and then drinks it without spilling any as he performs a series of barrel rolls.
The gravity-defying stunt was performed by Lukasz ‘Luke’ Czepiela, a member of the Polish National Team and a Red Bull Air Race pilot, who told Central European News (CEN): “I recorded this video while flying above the city of Czestochowa.” Czestochowa is in the Silesian Voivodeship in southern Poland.
Video Credit: CEN/ Lukasz Czepiela
In the video, Czepiela can be seen flying a small stunt plane when he grabs a can of Red Bull in front of him.
He then pours the can into a glass mounted in front of him with his left hand, whilst at the same time steering the plane into a barrel roll with his right hand.
Centrifugal force then ensures that the liquid from the energy drink goes into the glass and does not fall out, even when the plane is upside down.
Czepiela then performs another barrel roll in the opposite direction as he continues pouring the drink without spilling it.
The stunt pilot then raises his glass to the camera and takes a sip from it as he performs another barrel roll before continuing to gulp down the drink during a loop.
Czepiela performs one more barrel roll while drinking from the glass before putting it back into its holster.
The Polish pilot emigrated to the UK to work as an aircraft mechanic after graduating from high school and lived in Biggin Hill in South East London – near Charles Darwin’s home.
In 2006, Czepiela started editing the Pilot Club Magazine and In 2007 he started commercial pilot training.
In 2010, he was invited to a training camp at the Red Bull Air Race but the race was suspended from 2010 to 2013 and he was unable to participate in it.
In 2014, he received a limited super licence and joined the Red Bull Air Race as a Challenger pilot.
Czepiela, who now lives back in Poland, says of himself: “I am an aerobatic pilot who thanks to his participation in the Red Bull Air Race had the chance to spread his wings on the international level. As a professional and aerobatic pilot, I am used to flying various aircraft, including Airbus A320 aircraft.
“At the age of just six, as a young boy I used to beg my father to ride with me by bicycle to the local airfield to lie in the grass there and watch the aircraft fly. From this young age, I decided that the rest of my life would be dedicated to aviation and to its ultimate discipline – aerobatics.”