Musicians played the Mission: Impossible theme song while falling 13,000 feet
Etihad Airways has performed a stunt that had never been done before.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline has now revealed a behind-the-scenes video of a stunt, which was devised to celebrate its collaboration with Paramount Pictures and the worldwide launch of 'Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One'.
Etihad put together a skydiving orchestra, who could play the instantly recognisable Mission: Impossible theme song while falling 13,000 feet at 120 mph through the air.
The stunt has already been watched by millions on the airline’s social media channels.
The stunt took weeks of preparation. Each skydiver was given their piece of music to learn by heart, so they were able to play it perfectly while skydiving.
In addition, custom rigging was made for each instrument to ensure the skydivers could safely deploy their parachutes.
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Key parts of the film Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One were filmed at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Midfield Terminal, with one of the most thrilling and technically complex action scenes taking place on the building’s roof.
Throughout August, guests travelling on Etihad will be able to enjoy a dedicated Mission: Impossible channel on inflight entertainment system E-Box, and those flying in Etihad’s First and Business cabins will be treated to a cinema-style movie snacks menu and themed mocktails.
For more information, visit www.etihad.com