Blasted out of the smoking cannon, this daredevil appears to have mastered the impossible art of flying.
But seconds later Mike - the Bullet - Smith loses his inevitable battle with gravity and lands 50 yards away on a giant safety net.
The cannonball man, wearing a special red jumpsuit and safety helmet, was the star attraction at the Royal Norfolk Show in Norwich.
Thousands of spectators clustered around the waterlogged field on Thursday to watch him execute a perfect arc across the sky.
Video after the jump.
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