Pilots zoom in on theme park ride
Published 23/02/2012 | 00:14
Former Red Arrows and RAF fighter pilots have been drafted in to test a new ride at a theme park.
Thorpe Park in Surrey took the unusual step after crash dummies were left with limbs missing during a previous test of The Swarm.
Riders are left with nothing above or below them and fall under the wing of a genuine plane wreckage.
Mike Vallis, of Thorpe Park, said: "Such an extreme ride demands extreme testing procedures."