04 December 2011

Check Out This Video: Worlds Fastest Flying Human

English: Source: I (Matt Hoover) took this pho...
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From Denny:  Check out this Norwegian wingsuit flyer/paraglider as he leaps off a high cliff and soars a mile or so over the mountains near a river.  He finally pulls his chute open to finish the last glide to land easily on the road where a car is waiting to take him home.

What a rush!  He looked like a speeding bullet to the camera crew on the ground as he crested the mountain range.  He just zoomed on past them, going maybe well over 130 mph?  Turns out he was clocked at 250km/hour - which is 155 mph.

Norwegian Espen Fadnes thought this outdoor activity would be a fun experience for the weekend.  He has donned his wingsuit and performed this crazy feat so many times he has earned the dubious honor of World's Fastest Flying Human.  In fact, last year he jumped off the Swiss Alps in an international competition, taking home the win.

This is one thrilling video.  After the wingsuit ride they show you the making of the video and the mapping out of the air ride.  Take a look.

And hey, before you get all inspired and decide to go try this feat by jumping off the nearest neighborhood bridge, check out the second video.  It's an academy to teach you how to properly do the jumps and work your way into the final flying feat.

These people are maybe arguably crazy but it sure was a treat from the photographer's point of view, a view you could never see any other way.  Can you imagine if ancient aliens really did visit Earth and ancient man saw something like this?  Indescribable.

SENSE OF FLYING from Goovinn on Vimeo.

BASE Jump Course ProBASE Academy from ProBASE TV on Vimeo.

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