Wingsuit Flyer Navigates Mountain Gap
Wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss successfully flew through a narrow tunnel in a Chinese mountain region on Saturday. The gap between two peaks, known as Tianmen Hole, is just 96 feet wide and about 360 feet tall. Corliss jumped from a Red Bull helicopter and landed safely with a parachute on a bridge. "That was one of the greatest wingsuit flights of my entire life," Corliss said. After navigating through the tunnel, Corliss had to continue flying through the narrow mountain gap for about two-thirds of a mile before he could safely open his chute.
"What I do is horrifying," he told Conan O'Brien in a recent interview. "It takes time … to learn how to control that fear," he said. But the rewards are great: "It's like living a dream." Corliss has previously jumped from the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia. He was arrested in New York when he tried to jump from the Empire State Building in 2006.