Almost rollin' it over.
Y’all are going to see it soon enough on TV, but yesterday I drove out to this crazy airplane graveyard, out by Lancaster, CA, with Trigger to watch Seth Enslow film for the TV show “Stunt Junkies” on Discovery Channel, where he would jump over a jumbo jet. Trigger even brought his bike out, hoping to get a photo of him jumping over the airplane to hang on his wall.
The whole plan was for Seth to jump over an old broken down jumbo jet first thing in the morning. But we got to the site in the morning and the landing still had a solid hour of building to go before it would be ready. Trigger jumped in a loader to help out course builder Brian Manley, who was in the dozer. But while pushing some dirt, Trigger’s loader almost slid off the side of the landing and rolled over! It took some digging and a chain pull from the loader to get it safely out.
Seth and Trigger started practice at a gap of around 100ft, then pulled it back about 15 to 20 feet at a time until they were jumping about 180’ and there was room enough to fit the 150’ long jumbo jet between the ramp and landing. Once everything was in place, Seth hit the gap and.... What? You didn't actually think I would give it away, did you?!
Keep checking back and I'll keep you posted on the “Stunt Junkies” TV schedule so you can find out what happened!