06/10/2013 01:58 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Prince Harry's Helicopter Stunts Wows At RAF Air Show (VIDEO)

Prince Harry stunned crowds with his daredevilry over the weekend when he participated in a number of impressive helicopter stunts at the Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show.

The 28-year-old royal, who has been serving in the British army since May 2005, sat front-seat copilot gunner in an Apache helicopter on Sunday, entertaining the air show spectators with a series of death-defying stunts -- including one that involved rolling the helicopter on its back. (Watch the video below for the aerial tricks.)

According to the Sun, Harry -- whose title in the RAF is "Captain Wales" -- was a surprise guest at the annual air show. It was reportedly his first time participating at the event.

"Everyone was so shocked when they realized Harry was taking part -- nobody knew," an onlooker told the British tabloid.

This isn't the first time this week that Harry has made headlines for bravely sticking his neck out. In a new book that's due out this month, a former squadmate of the prince reveals that the royal saved him from a homophobic attack in 2008.

"I will always be grateful to Harry and I will never forget what happened. Until he went over and dealt with everything I was on track for a battering," James Wharton, who says his fellow soldiers had physically threatened him for being gay before Harry intervened, told the Daily Mail.

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