Coast's daredevil lives out gamer's real-life dream

The Sunshine Coast's Ryan Williams and other stuntmen took the Sparrow vehicles for a spin.
The Sunshine Coast's Ryan Williams and other stuntmen took the Sparrow vehicles for a spin. Contributed

A SUNSHINE Coast daredevil has lived the video game fan's ultimate dream, taking flight in one of the most recognisable vehicles in gaming circles. 

Nitro Circus scooter extraordinaire and Ryan "R Willy" Williams, who grew up on the Sunshine Coast, was one of the athletes to take a ride on the "Sparrow" craft as part of a promotion for the recently released Destiny 2 game.

The Sparrow is the primary terrestrial vehicle of the Destiny series, allowing players to cover vast distances in the game's landscapes.

The real-life Sparrows were built from converted Jetovator technology, and developers needed two months of research and development, building and testing to refine the vehicles, which have a top speed of 40kmh on water and can fly up to 6m high. 


The Sparrow craft in action.
The Sparrow craft in action. Contributed

The stuntmen took to the Shasta Lake in California for the joyride, with R Willy joined by Blake "Bilko" Williams, Joey Natale and the Hydro Circus stunt team.

Topics:  destiny 2 entertainment gamers gaming nitro circus ryan williams video games

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Teacher remembered for promoting awareness and acceptance

DEARLY MISSED: The late Adam Bruin was a popular teacher at Sunshine Beach State School.

Adam Bruin, a father to two young girls, died suddenly at age 37

Receive a dose of puppy love with SmartPups

TOO CUTE: Enjoy some puppy cuddles at tomorrow's fundraiser.

SMART Pups is hosting a fundraiser tomorrow called Happy Howlidays

A hitch for wedding river plans

OPEN SPACE: Is what locals want of its river foreshore.

Council not keen to recommend public foreshore lease

Local Partners