Amazing compilation of insane wingsuit flying

Do you think that BASE jumping or Skydiving are the most dangerous extreme sports? Of course jumping from high points with an elastic rope tied on your leg or jumping in the sky from an airplane and then safely landing using a parachute scares many people and it’s properly considered dangerous. But among the most dangerous is to mention wingsuit flying. It’s a sport where the athletes fly through the air using a wingsuit which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift. The wingsuit flight ends usually with the deployment of a parachute. So we can say that the ancient dream of Icaro to fly using artificial wings, came true. What makes this kind of extrem sport very dangerous is the fact that the athlethes fly at very high speed ( over 100km/h) and it leads to difficulties in taking control of the directions, above when there are some natural or artificial obstacles that must be avoided.

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Watching this compilation you’ll understand why you have to consider wingsuit flying as one of the most dangerous extreme sports. The video starts showing some winguit athlethes who jump from a very high mountain, fall down and then fly normally through other mountains and then we can see other kind of jumps, from an helicopter, from an airplane and other exit points. Some of the athletes shown in the video are girls. As mentioned before there aren’t only natural obstacles like mountains but also artificial ones like skyscrapers.Indeed many athlethes decide to fly above the cities and through the tallest skyscrapers. In the video we can see some of them flying through Dubai’s buildings. One thing that makes the wingsuit flying more challenging is proximity. It means that the athletes fly very near to the obstacles or fly through them in a tiny space.

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The second half of the video is a tribute to the wingsuit athletes that died while performing. The first one to appear on the video is Ludovic Woerth (1979-2014) french wingsuit jumper that died in Switzerland apparently because misread the contours of the land. The second one is Dean Potter (1972-2015) died while trying a proximity wingsuit flight from Taft Point above Yosemite Valley. Also the world record setter Jhonathan Florez died in Switzerland during a training session. The next one is Uli Emanuele (1986-2016), an italian professional wingsuit jumper died again in Switzerland. Alexander Polli (1985-2016), died in France hitting a tree. And the last one Graham Dickinson ( 1988-2017) died in China last year.

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Amazing compilation of insane wingsuit flying
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Amazing compilation of insane wingsuit flying
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Do you think that BASE jumping or Skydiving are the most dangerous extreme sports? Of course jumping from high points with an elastic rope tied on your leg or jumping in the sky from an airplane and then safely landing using a parachute scares many people and it's properly considered dangerous. But among the most dangerous is to mention wingsuit flying. It's a sport where the athletes fly through the air using a wingsuit which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift.

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23 thoughts on “Amazing compilation of insane wingsuit flying
  1. Is it possible to slow down and land one of those without a parachute?

  2. Helllz Yeahhhhhhh!!!

  3. 2014- 16 – most of them died. It Must have been some more money invested into it by advertisement business..but lot of them died in the process… awesome but ..not my style;p

  4. Вот это жизнь…

  5. It’s all statistics, eventually they will be killed, but at least they lived life on their own terms, sad but true.

  6. people actually enjoying there life – me stuck behind a desk 🙂

  7. Excellent edition, except for the selective credit it gives to either dead people (a sensationalist thing) or one or two others. If credit is to be given two guys have to be there for they were vital to the sport as it is today; Loic Jean-Albert and Espen Fadnes.

  8. After watching this, I think I now have the courage to jump on my neighbours trampoline

  9. My blood pressure would be higher than the buildings they’re jumping off of. Awesome video

  10. Would be great if these suits could double pack their surface area…or allow vertical landing…

  11. Its fascinating to read comments and discover that most people do not understand jack shit about what is being experienced here ( ESPECIALLY people who claim to be skydivers and promote war instead ) These guys are pioneers, not only thrill seekers. In less than a decade this will almost be mainstream stuff.

  12. Not surprised about the bitter comments from self-loathing slimes criticizing those who chose to swap a long life of apathy for bursts of obsession and courage.

  13. no doubt the man has no limit that his imagination

  14. Wow. These men and women have guts. Much respect, but I think that I will stick to racing motorcycles on the track.

  15. Thumbs down. Some of the dumbest people in the world and you are trying to glorify it.

  16. Nice

  17. Дмитрий Воротов

    What it music?

  18. Crazy crazy crazy crazy

  19. i’ll pour one out for my dead homies….

  20. I’m buying a suit tomorrow!!! Probably won’t be here the day after!

  21. All these awesome stunts and people living their lives to the fullest. And I’m sitting here in my underware watching YouTube videos 🙁

  22. Complete stupidity.

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