Take every discipline that makes a part of the Red Bull Air Force, throw in an Audi, a crack film crew and you get this video, which will surely induce some goosebumps while watching.
What happens when a highly-skilled, precision-flying crew of aerial athletes is tasked with creating their dream project? This incredible video.
“What we wanted to do was show every air sports discipline we do on the Red Bull Air Force team and put it into one massive sequence,” says RBAF captain Jon DeVore.
The video featured skydivers/high-speed parachute flyers Jeff Provenzano and Luke Aikins; wingsuit pilots Jon DeVore, Mike Swanson and Andy Farrington; BASE jumpers Miles Daisher and Charles Bryan; and aerobatic plane pilot Kirby Chambliss, with Sean MacCormac handling coordination from the ground thanks to some precision driving from Rhys Millen in an Audi RS 7.
Three men left on this journey, only two came home…
Three of the world’s most renowned BASE jumpers, Jokke Sommer, Espen Fadnes and Ludovic Woerth embark on an adventure around the world seeking out unique and challenging places to wingsuit proximity flying and BASE jumping. This exceptional journey takes Jokke, Espen and Ludo to Rio De Janeiro, Chamonix, Reunion Island, the Tianmen Mountains in China, Bangkok, before their planned final jump in Dubai.
All three athletes speak candidly about the moralities of the sport they risk their lives for and the emotions and rewards that push them to pioneer this sport.
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.