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Video: Fly Over Manhattan at 118mph with the Red Bull Air Force Wingsuit Flyers

Some experiences just aren’t going to happen twice, and (legally) flying over Manhattan with four of your friends in a wingsuit is one of them.

Thankfully, it was a Red Bull team that did this, and just like they did with Felix Baumgartner and his epic skydive from the edge of space, Red Bull made sure to pack some GoPros on the jumpers so that we could experience what it was like as well.

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The video above gives you that first person view, as the Red Bull Air Force Wingsuit Flyers hurtle over Manhattan at 118mph before landing safely on a barge in the Hudson river.

Below, Red Bull has just released a behind the scenes video that shows the planning that went into the jump and adds some amazing footage that showing just how close they were to massive One World Trade Center.

Both videos contain footage that you’ll probably never see again. The number of hoops that Red Bull had to jump through, and the number of times, judging by the BTS video, that they were told “no” make it unlikely something like this will be allowed again in the near future.

So check out both videos and start your Sunday off with a nice shot of vicarious adrenaline.


 
  • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/the-downton-abbey-dish-season-4-episode-5/ Gotham Tomato

    Why were they allowed to do this? If they want to risk their own lives, that’s their right. But to do that stunt over a highly populated area puts unsuspecting people on the ground at risk – and for what?

  • http://jamesallen.es/ James Allen

    Because they know what they’re doing. They had a detailed plan of action and executed it to perfection. I don’t see what’s wrong with that.

    The ones who cause the real danger are the ones who break into construction areas and do the jump illegally – at least they went through the proper channels.

  • Trevor Dennis

    I sort of agree with Gotham. It was scary seeing how close they were to the buildings, and I was getting worried about where they would be able to land. But I loved the young lady’s giggles as she came in to land – would she really be that happy and exhilarated if it wasn’t more than a little bit dangerous? And there have been a good few tragedies with these rigs. Folk flying into each other knocking one of them out cold, and at least two people hitting the mountain on their way down. They are completely dead of course, but I think the mountain is OK.

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