Guy Pranks His Buddy By Not Telling Him He Has His Pilot License Before Flying A Plane


Prank videos are pretty hacky these days, unless you can execute a clever one for TikTok.

ROT8 & AV8  on YouTube, however, pulled off a pretty incredible one a couple weeks ago. Unbeknownst to his circle of friends, he secretly took flying lessons and got his pilot license.

As he explains on YouTube:

I spent just over 6 months working towards my private pilots license. I kept it a secret from most everyone. Especially this guy. I did a pre flight check on the plane before going to pick up my friend in order create the illusion that I had never flown before once I got in and started it up. The owner of the airport played along too. I wish I got it on video, but he told zach and I that he needed to make a phone call and that I could start the plane up the way he showed me how “one” other time. We get in the plane. I turn on the cameras, which I said were for insurance purposes in case of a malfunction. And proceed with my little prank. One we will never forget. Enjoy! More flight content to come.

One day, he headed to the airfield with his friend and climbed in the cockpit.

With a camera rolling, he captured his friend’s reaction.

The result is a prank video saga that doesn’t suck.

“You just took off”

“Yup, that’s the easy bit. I’m not too sure about landing though”

I think the best part is the buddy being so encouraging.

“I believe in you.”

“we can do anything!”

“You’re so talented.”

That’s a good friend right there.

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