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Richard Hammond Takes 'Top Gear' Bow Strapped to Airplane

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 15, 2015

Richard Hammond Takes 'Top Gear' Bow Strapped to Airplane

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This was a solid couple of weeks for videos showing celebrities strapped to flying airplanes.

Diminutive “Top Gear” star Richard Hammond ghost rode a vintage whip for one of the show’s final moments featuring the triumvirate of automotive enthusiasm: Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May.

The following video was used to hype the season finale of “Top Gear,” which also served as a final bow for the three hosts who have garnered praise for their humor and criticism for their polarizing antics.

For the moment, we can appreciate Hammond getting the plane ride of lifetime:

BBC America explains: “Armed with affordable classics including a Fiat 124 Spyder, a Peugeot 304 Cabriolet and an MGB GT, the trio set off on an adventure that includes brown beer, breakdowns and a hair raising classic car show. Then, Clarkson, Hammond and May try to become lifestyle leisure enthusiasts with the help of some incredibly cheap lifestyle leisure vehicles.”

They also, as seen above, see one of their compatriots ride on top of an airplane, literally.

For those uninitiated, Clarkson, the star and embattled lead of the show, was taken to task for a kerfuffle that broke out between him and one of the show’s producers.  

This was the final blow to a tumultuous legacy for Clarkson on the hit BBC automotive show.    

In other celebrity news, Tom Cruise featured in a video that explained the harrowing stunt he performed for the newest “Mission: Impossible” movie:

It’s a special moment when a couple of celebrities on varied corners of the pop culture landscape proved that riding an airplane is more exciting than riding in an airplane.

Please savor the experience, because we can’t guarantee it will ever happen again.

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