Evel Knievel transformed the motorcycle jump into the undisputed king of vehicular stunts. It's just so insanely dangerous. There's practically nothing keeping the rider safe, other than their ability to land the bike on the other side, of course.

While we've seen some spectacular jumps, the recent 2014 Cameron Air Show in Cameron, MO, took things to new heights, literally. Instead of just trying to leap over several things like you might normally see, the cycle only had to make it past one obstacle. Thing is, that obstacle happens to be a biplane flying just a few feet off the ground.

The video slows the whole feat way down so that you can watch rider Cody Elkins launch over pilot Skip Stewart in the plane in great detail. Scroll down to watch what is either a seriously cool motorcycle jump or an incredibly dangerous airplane stunt, depending on how you want to look at it.

Cody Jumps Skip from MikeL on Vimeo.



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      Edsel
      • 6 Months Ago
      Humans, men in particular, are the only species that have the capacity to conspire these amazing acts of awesomeness. So I wonder, what amazing acts of awesomeness did our ancestors conspire 200 years ago? As technology improves, I can't even begin to imagine what acts men will conspire 200 years from now.
      Joseph
      • 6 Months Ago
      Very nice slip the biplane is in, at least when I go flying, I have wings!
      hn376rar
      • 6 Months Ago
      Holy Crap! Was that real?
      Technoir
      • 6 Months Ago
      Is it really worth risking your life for this?
        Jobu
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Technoir
        You life, absolutely Tech...
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Technoir
        Bro, this is big on the INTERNET, of course it is.
      mitytitywhitey
      • 6 Months Ago
      He should have to drive a mid-sized sedan and rent a truck from Home Depot when he needs to move anything. [/Autoblog anti-pickup stupidity]
      Andrew Berardinelli
      • 6 Months Ago
      Dang! That plane was dangerously low, at an even more dangerous angle, and it looks like the pilot really had to throttle it to control the plane through that long pass. Oh, and that motocross rider jumped it...yay...
        Andrew Berardinelli
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Andrew Berardinelli
        Oh, and kudos to that camera guy sticking around while a prop-plane flies a few feet away from him...no risk of being chopped up there!
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Andrew Berardinelli
          Just throwing this out there, but that's most likely a tripod.
      Kuro Houou
      • 6 Months Ago
      Would like to see it from the bikers perspective... Looks like he mistimed it a bit, the plane didn't cross his path until after he flew over it.