The Red Arrows, in case you didn’t know, are the Royal Air Force’s answer to the United States Air Force’s Thunderbirds. You could say the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels but, eh, not really. Leave it with putting them on the same plane (get it!?) as the USAF’s aerial squadron.
Okay so here’s how we’re going to lead into the following footage which, we can assure you, is completely bonkers. Or — as they say across the pond in and around Buckingham, the clip you’re about to see is bloody “crackers.”
Here’s the skinny of the nutty story, via the Daily Mail:
Andrew Kane, 62, risked causing an accident when he flew his Gazelle helicopter into restricted airspace at an air show in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, on May 8.
The RAF pilots were able to avoid a crash but were forced to abandon part of the display, disappointing thousands of spectators.
Kane, of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, was later charged with flying in restricted airspace and inadequately preparing for a flight.
To no one’s surprise, the guy was stripped of his license by British authorities.
Because — don’t do this. Just don’t: