OK so it’s not in space and well the phrase is really “Pigs in Space!”. Bonus points to anyone who gets that reference.
When pigs fly is a term often used to describe something that people assume will never happen. 113 years after the first Harley Davidson was produced they became a plane, and in doing so became a flying HOG as it were.
This is a stunt for the new generation of internet fame, YouTube stars, and anyone who has lit a firecracker aimed at their genitalia for the lulz. In this age of people trying anything for kicks, a Harley-Davidson took flight attached to a para sail near Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Range of Utah.
The crazy folks at Cloud 9 Toys and Timpanogos Harley pulled off the paragliding Harley-Davidson stunt recently capturing it on video:
Stunt director Jared Willardsen of Virality Farm came up with the idea for the paragliding Harley-Davidson, saying in an email interview that “it was a natural for me to come up with something that had never been done before” for the folks over Timpanogos Harley.
Steve Mayer, owner of the paragliding company Cloud 9 Toys piloted the dangling Harley.
“Because the Harley-Davidson weighs over 700 pounds, it was really hard for us the get the right winds and weather for Steve to fly successfully,” said Willardsen. “We had been working on the project for over a year, and I’m glad we didn’t kill Steve in the process—there were a few close calls.”
One can only imagine. The thought process behind A. choosing a HD, B. deciding to make it fly, and C. actually pulling it off are equal parts crazy and awesome.
Also, pigs (HOGs) apparently do fly.