He’s known for his love of cars, but it’s Jay Leno’s death-defying work with a plane that now has people talking.
The former “Tonight Show” host recently climbed out of a moving plane and rode its nose while the aircraft was in the air.
Leno, 71, said it was all part of a plan to surprise his pals in the cockpit.
“I wanted to surprise the guys. I was with some friends of mine and they didn’t know the front of the plane opened, so I went up to the front and them climbed up on the windshield,” he said Wednesday on Spike Feresten’s podcast, “Spike’s Car Radio.”
“It’s not a fake. It’s real,” he added.
Leno, who can now be seen on “Jay Leno’s Garage,” estimated the plane was going 147 miles per hour. He may have a second calling as a stuntman, although he said he was only being silly.
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“It’s just being stupid,” he said.
Leno appears to have gotten by on more than a (plane) wing and a prayer because he was confident he’d be alright.
“You just take your time,” he said.
“You’re actually OK. It’s not that bad,” he added.