“Fast & Furious 7” is undoubtedly the most touching opus of the license, in particular because of the premature death of Paul Walker. However, the feature film still has its dose of action sequences. Did you know, for example, that the scene where cars jump into the void of a cargo plane is performed without special effects?

We are in 2015, Fast and Furious 7 is coming out on screens. A somewhat peculiar episode since Paul Walker died shortly before the end of filming, forcing James Wan to adapt to finish the film. You probably know the story. Paul Walker dies in a terrible car accident while filming Fast and Furious 7. James Wan then calls on Caleb and Cody Walker to take the place of their late brother in the shoes of Bryan O’Conner. Indeed, some scenes of the film were not yet fully finalized (including the famous scene from which the image below is taken).

Despite this perilous situation, James Wan got out of it royally. The filmmaker offered a touching tribute to the memory of Paul Walker, while allowing his character, Brian O’Conner, to remain in the license. He concludes his work with the heartbreaking farewells of Paul Walker and Vin Diesel on a crossroads. A touching farewell and very heavy with meaning, which left a lasting mark on the minds of the spectators. Finally, despite all these problems, Fast and Furious 7 received mostly positive feedback, and above all brought in more than $ 1.5 billion in box office revenue. A record for the franchise.

Fast and Furious 7 isn’t all about emotional springs. Obviously, like all episodes of the saga, this seventh chapter has some absolutely stunning action sequences. As usual, the Universal production has gone all out to offer viewers some wacky action scenes. Do you remember the scene where the Dom’s Family decides to jump from a plane at full altitude into their cars, equipped with a parachute? Well, this mind-blowing sequence was done without special effects. Vehicles were actually launched from a cargo plane at an altitude of 3600 meters for a descent at 220 km / h. Shot in real conditions this scene required the requisition of a widebody, the Hercules C-130.

Cameramen specializing in free fall sequences were employed to shoot these sublime images of Fast and Furious 7. They jumped from the Hercules C-130 with the sports cars to shoot as many images as possible. An extremely dangerous activity but also very exciting as they tell behind the scenes of the film. Cameras were also attached to the vehicles themselves, while a team also shot some shots from a helicopter.

This cascade has been masterfully resolved. As explained in the video below, this experience is a first for the technical team. She had to compose according to the unpredictable movements of vehicles in the air. Obviously, this sequence was shot over a desert, so that there is no collateral damage when vehicles arrive on dry land. We leave you the making-of of this incredible scene, proposed by Universal:

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