(CBS News) Warning: if planes and heights and spinning around seemingly uncontrollably are not your thing, then you may want to look away -- but you really shouldn't. They certainly aren't my thing, but this video is absolutely amazing to watch! You can see why the pilot, Luca Bertossio is a "World Champion." This guy does things it seems impossible to do in a motor-less, jet-less glider plane. And at times it looks like perhaps the plane can't do them, but he is always in perfect control. Check out this beautiful (sometimes frightening) and totally inspiring video above.
What I really want to know is: how did Bertossio discover that he could do all of these amazing things in a glider? It's not like you can try these stunts out (like flipping upside down, doing a 360, nose-diving, and so much more) and then find you can't pull it off.
There is no whoops, I fell out of the sky and start all over. (Not to be morbid, but...) Though he looks cool and collected the entire time (except when his face is being pulled while upside down). Plus, did I mention that Bertossio is only 23-years-old? And from the looks of his YouTube page, it seems like he can fly almost anything. And he's got great tastes in music -- in addition to the insane tricks he maneuvers and amazing views he provides, the music playing over the video is kind of awesome, in my opinion. So sit back, relax, and be glad you're not the one doing the flying.