When Dogs Fly – the first dog to go Wingsuit Flying & Base Jumping

Some people are not going to get this, or are definately going to say it is wrong. But, to be honest we have seen surfing dogs, skating dogs, bike riding dogs, skiing dogs… What I am trying to say is that when keeping an open mind about this it actually looks like the dog is pretty amped about flying. Not sure if I would take my dog wingsuit flying one day, but hell, as long as the dog had a good time!

The owner of Whisper, an Australian cattle dog, describes her as ready for adventure even if it means taking a giant leap off the Swiss Alps.
Filmmaker and BASE jumper Dean Potter produced a 22-minute independent film, “When Dogs Fly,” about his family’s stay in the village of Wengen, Switzerland, in 2013 and his best friend, the first dog to ever BASE jump in a wingsuit.
Footage shows the calm pup wearing an array of gear, including so-called doggles, and attached to Potter by a harness while flying to the ground.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/whisper-world-wingsuit-base-jumping-dog-article-1.1811526#ixzz33qR4mCma

When Dogs Fly: World’s First Wingsuit BASE Jumping Dog from Dean S. Potter on Vimeo.

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