'The Flying Passenger' Will Feature a Volvo Truck Hauling a Glider

By: Joey Haar - Nov 23, 2016
References: volvotrucks & news.cision
Truck drivers know that maintaining a consistent cruising speed through hilly terrain is no easy feat, but Volvo Trucks has so much faith in its vehicles that 'The Flying Passenger' is hardly even a risk. The stunt involves towing a paraglider behind a Volvo truck, demanding that the vehicle stay within a safe range of speeds lest the glider face peril.

The Volvo FH that will be used to carry out 'The Flying Passenger' is equipped with a D13 Euro 6 engine and Volvo's I-Shift Dual Clutch gearbox. These features not only offer low fuel consumption, but they also give truck drivers unprecedented drivability. Considering that the stunt was carried out in the rolling terrain of Croatia's Dinarc Alps, those features are absolutely essential.