He’s used to tackling 100kg monsters on the rugby league field playing for the Newcastle Knights, NSW Blues and Australia but superstar Kurt Gidley now has an appreciation for the toughness and skill of Matt Hall.
Gidley joined Matt for an aerobatic flight of a lifetime over the Hunter region.
Gidley described the experience as incredible and said he felt more comfortable on the football field trying to bring down man mountain opponents.
“It was a great experience, it’s the best I’ve had, it’s the most extreme experience I’ve had,” Gidley said.
“The pressure it puts on your body you can’t describe it and I’ve got a huge appreciation for how Matt can still concentrate and fly.
“I’m much more comfortable on a footy field tackling someone like Petero (Civoneceva) than doing that.”