Plane over a canal – level 2

11-04-2014 15:00

A 57 year-old daredevil pilot flew over a canal in Greece. He performed dramatic manoeuvres and risky tricks.

The canal was 6.4 kilometres long and more than 21 metres wide. The man’s plane had a wingspan of 8 metres. There was not much space left for the plane.

After crossing the canal, the pilot flew under a bridge, and performed amazing loops around the bridge.

Difficult words: daredevil (person who likes doing dangerous things), wingspan (size of both wings), loop (flying in a circle).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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