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Planes fly into virtual doughnut

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Two stunt planes have raced a computer-generated aircraft in the skies above Spain.

The pilots and a gamer reacted to images of obstacles to fly through.

Their real and supposed locations were beamed to one another as part of a video game.

The event was the first trial of ground-breaking technology in preparation for an event being named the Sky Challenge.

Developed by a New Zealand company, it is intended to lead to televised online gaming competitions with hundreds of people racing virtual planes against real aircraft.

Video courtesy of Sky Challenge

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