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As someone who has acrophobia, I am unreasonably fascinated by wingsuits. If you haven't heard of them, they are the closest thing to unaided flying that you can get. It's just you, and this inflatable suit, that increases surface area that allows you to glide, VERY FAST, without just falling out of the sky.

These are not powered at all, and the only steering mechanism is the wingsuiter's body.


So, should you be so inclined, you can jump out of an airplane, or helicoptor, or BASE jump. Oh, and you need a parachute to land, a go pro for filming, because "pics or it didn't happen", and I was going to say, giant balls, but that would increase drag.

So here is Jeb Corliss; he's tried to jump off of the Empire State Building (and was prevented), and he had a serious crash in South Africa.


In the first video, which starts at the Matterhorn, keep an eye on the upper right corner, for what looks like an airplane contrail; that's him, jumping out of a helicopter. Some wingsuiters have the suits set up to release smoke for tracking. Don't ask me how.

The second video is a return trip to one of the locations in the first video.

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