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Part of the nature of this job is reading about any magician who gets any kind of press at all for their shows. Charity events, theater engagements and germane to this post: escape attempts.

We’ve seen all kinds of escapes but they could all be bettered by one element… a helicopter.

For example: jumping into a cold body of water to escape? Boring. Jumping out of a helicopter into a cold body of water to escape? I’m listeninnnnnng…

Coleraine magician Rodd Hogg will attempt his own version of the great escape, planning to jump 30ft from a helicopter into the sea.

He will undertake the challenge in June at Carrickfergus harbour.

In fact, all magic feats could be bettered by helicopters. Why should illusion shows have the monopoly on them? Close up inside of a helicopter would rule.