Wingsuiters Jump Into Airplane

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Thousands of people jump out of airplanes every day but a couple of wingsuit experts have managed to jump into an aircraft in flight after leaving the ground. The stunt was pulled off by Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet, known as the Soul Flyers, in Switzerland recently. The duo BASE jumped from Jungfrau Mountain, one of the highest in the Swiss Alps at about 13,000 feet, and flew in formation with a Pilatus Porter down the steep mountainside before flying through its side cargo door. They apparently didn’t do it on the first attempt, however.

The video showing the stunt includes a couple of sequences in which the wingsuiters bounced off the door frame and tumbled away from the aircraft before regaining aerodynamic control. They called the effort A Door in the Sky and spent months practicing with more than 100 jumps in Spain before completing the flight. 

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Something something perfectly good airplane...

Posted by: Joe Bloe | November 29, 2017 8:09 AM    Report this comment

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