Jay Leno plane video goes viral on social media and people are shocked to watch 71-year-old Jay Leno hanging out of the nose of a Grumman HU-16 Albatross airplane as it flew over the Pacific Ocean. We will tell you the whole details of Jay Leno and his Plane video. Meanwhile, You can watch Viral Jay Leno Plane video, below.
Jay Leno Plane Video Explored
In the video footage, Jay Leno popped out of the nose of a Grumman HU-16 Albatross airplane as it flew over the Pacific Ocean. While hanging out of the aircraft at 147 mph, the TV personality — wearing his signature denim shirt — gave the pilot in the cockpit a thumbs up through the windshield before jokingly pretending to claw at the hood of the plane.
The purported video further shows that the passengers laughed, Jay Leno safely lowered himself back into the plane.
Leno spoke to Feresten, 56, about the feat on Wednesday’s episode of Spike’s Car Radio podcast, sharing that “it’s a real airplane.”
“The nose opens from the inside, so I climbed out … in the air,” the comedian said, explaining that he had been flying by Santa Catalina Island off the coast of California when he decided to surprise his friends with the stunt.
“They didn’t know the front of the plane opens, so I went up to the front and then climbed up on the windshield,” he said, adding that he wasn’t tethered to the plane at all during the experience.
When he was asked why he would do such a thing, Leno joked, “Just being stupid.”
“You’re actually okay,” he noted. “It’s not that bad.”
Jay Leno Plane video was shared on Instagram as well by Spike Feresten. Take another look over Jay Leno’s plane video footage.
Who is Jay Leno
Leno was raised in Andover, Massachusetts. While attending Emerson College in Boston, where he graduated (1972) with a degree in speech therapy, he worked as a stand-up comic in nightclubs. After moving to Los Angeles, he served as the opening act for such entertainers as Johnny Mathis and Tom Jones.
Jay Leno debuted on NBC’s The Tonight Show in 1977 and became Johnny Carson’s permanent guest host 10 years later. In 1992 NBC chose Leno over David Letterman to replace the retiring Carson. The selection spawned a rivalry between The Tonight Show and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, which competed in the same time slot.
Despite the controversy, Leno soon earned a reputation for his cordial, easygoing manner, strong work ethic, and knack for connecting with his audience. He gave The Tonight Show a trendy, casual image, with edgier musical acts and new comedy segments, including “Jaywalking,” in which people on the street were asked basic questions that they often answered incorrectly, and “Headlines,” which showcased funny newspaper headlines from around the country.
Under Leno’s leadership, the program garnered four Emmy Awards (1995–97; 1999), and Leno was awarded numerous accolades, including a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2000.
By 2008 the show was attracting more than five million nightly viewers, nearly one and a half times as many as its nearest rival, the Late Show.
On May 29, 2009, Leno made what was then thought to be his final appearance as host of The Tonight Show; he was replaced by Conan O’Brien, who had hosted a talk show that aired on NBC in the following time slot.
In September Leno began hosting The Jay Leno Show, a prime-time hour-long program that aired Monday through Friday. The show, however, failed to catch on with viewers, and in January 2010 it was canceled; the last episode aired in February.
Later in January it was announced that Leno would replace O’Brien as host of The Tonight Show, which had struggled in the ratings following Leno’s departure. He returned to the program in March, and the ratings soon rebounded. In February 2014 Leno stepped down as host; Jimmy Fallon succeeded him.