[Ed. – Hats back on, gentlemen. An idiot.]
A California daredevil plans to travel to Texas to cross the country’s second-largest canyon in a rocket – and he’s aware he might leave the state in a casket.
‘It’s crazy! I’m gonna strap myself to a rocket and launch myself like Wile E. Coyote,’ said ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes in a phone interview with Daily Mail Online on Thursday.
His crossing of the Palo Duro Canyon is scheduled for April 2.
Hughes, 60, has already tried the feat once, in a desert ‘in the middle of nowhere.’ …
Hughes, an Apple Valley resident who calls rocket flight ‘the holy grail of daredevil stunts’ said flying in the air gives a feeling of eerie tranquility.
‘It’s the strangest thing in the world – the only thing you hear is the air hitting the tip of the rocket,’ he said.