Pilots to try insane plane swap stunt by jumping into each others aircraft

Two dare devil cousins are set to try a never-before-seen stunt that involves them swapping aircrafts mid flight, as their planes nose dive towards the ground.

Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington will undertake the stunt at around 11pm UK time in California on Sunday, with the nailbiting scenes to be live streamed on Hulu.

The two are longtime pilots, skydivers and members of the Red Bull Air Force aviation crew.

Aikins was inspired to do the stunt 22 years ago after seeing a photo in an aviation magazine.

"It’s the pinnacle of my career, and my goal is to inspire the world and show that anything is possible.

You can set your mind on something that at times seems wild, crazy and unattainable, but through ambition and creativity, you can make it happen,” he said.

The pair will take off in their own Cessna 182 single-seat aircrafts and fly to an elevation of 14,000 feet before positioning the planes into a synchronized nosedive and skydiving into each other's aircraft, then safely landing them.

Before exiting the planes, the pilots will stop the engines and use a custom airbrake that will hold the planes in a controlled descent.

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So when they enter the other cockpit in mid air they must disengage the airbrake systems, restart the engines and take control of the planes.

Aikins set a new world record in 2016 by freefalling from an altitude of 25,000 feet without a parachute.

Farrington has recorded over 27,000 jumps, including 100 with Aikins, 1,000 BASE jumps and 6,000 hours as a pilot, according to Red Bull.

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