Dario Costa: view a Red Bull Zivko Edge 540 race plane flies through a tunnel — and set a Guinness World Record at the same time

(CNN) — Some pilots focus on fly high, but Dario Costa’s success flying low landed him in the Guinness Book of World records.

the 41-year-old Italian stunt pilot on Saturday successfully maneuvered a custom modified Zivko Edge 540 race plane through the double Çatalca tunnels along the Northern Marmara Highway in Turkey.

In total, Costa set five records with his achievement: longest tunnel flown with a plane, first airplane flight through a tunnel, longest flight under a solid obstacle, first plane flight through two tunnels and first airplane taking off from a tunnel. Only the first was officially recognized with a certificate from Guinness.

It took more than a year to prepare for the 43.44-second flight.

Costa and his mentor, Hungarian pilot Péter Besenyei, worked together met 40 team members at Red Bull in to pull off the flight.

Everything, out of time of day to the exact measurement of the wings, was carefully planned. On September 4, Costa took off at 6:43 am in to have the early morning sunlight behind it for ideal visibility.

According to Guinness, the total distance covered by Costa was 2.26 km (1.4) miles.

“There was a big question mark in mine head of everything would go as we expected,” Costa said in a statement. “It was a big relief, of of course, but big, big luck was the main emotion. For me it’s another dream come true.”

Costa grew up in Bologna and worked as a pool cleaner while chasing his aviation dreams. He worked as a stunt performer for the upcoming movie “Mission Impossible 7”, die was filmed in Italy.

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