Paragliding for couch potatoes! Daredevil takes to the skies on a SOFA and flies around watching TV in his slippers in crazy stunt without any safety equipment
- Hasan Kaval, 29, from Izmir, Turkey, is a paragliding pilot and instructor
- He took to the skies on the sofa with the TV on in Oludeniz in southwest Turkey
- He switches his shoes to his slippers in the air and enjoys a cola and Doritos
This is the moment a fearless paragliding instructor soared through the sky while sitting on a sofa watching TV.
Hasan Kaval, 29, from Izmir, Turkey, decided to turn one of his ‘crazy ideas’ into reality.
He customised a red leather sofa with a metal frame to which he attached a parachute, as well as a footstool, lamp and television.
The paragliding pilot and instructor took to the skies in Oludeniz in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province in southwest Turkey.
Hasan Kaval, 29, from Izmir, Turkey, watches the TV on the sofa in the sky and enjoys a cola and packet of Doritos
Kaval said he has a lot of crazy ideas like this as he wasn’t strapped in when he let out the parachute and was wheeled down a hill on the red sofa until it took off.
He said: ‘I wasn’t scared, my friends trusted me it was fine.’
In the video posted on YouTube yesterday onlookers applauded as the sofa began to fly.
On Instagram, he said he thought of the project two years ago and did it yesterday.
Once in the sky, Kaval removes his shoes and swaps them for his slippers. He said: ‘I felt so good and relaxed.’
Kaval sits on the edge of the red sofa as he prepares to take to the skies in Oludeniz in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province in southwest Turkey
The sofa on wheels is pushed down a hill until it takes off and the sofa flies above the sea
He turns on the TV, which has a camera taped to the top of it, and watches Tom and Jerry as he drinks a can of cola and eats a packet of Doritos.
Towards the end of the clip, he safely lands the sofa on the ground by pulling in the parachute until he comes to a stop. He gets off the sofa and continues eating his crisps.
At the end of the video, Kaval can be seen building the project with friends as they assemble a frame with wheels for the bottom of the sofa.
Kaval said he felt good and relaxed when he was in the air and that he wasn’t scared
Towards the end of the clip, he can be seen coming in to land as he pulls in the parachute until he stops
Social media users have been enjoying the clip. One user said: ‘Come on dude, get up off your couch and do something today. Go outside and get some fresh air at least.’
Another commented: ‘The lamp made a great addition! The lack of being tethered to the couch made me a little/lot nervous!’
A third wrote: ‘Why would u watch TV with views like that?’
Other users were concerned for his safety and questioned where his seatbelt was. One commented: ‘Not even strapped in. Looks cool but also super stupid.’
The video, which was posted on YouTube yesterday, has had almost 75,000 views.