Is this the Closest a Wingsuit Pilot Has Ever Flown to the Ground?

Just when you thought proximity flying couldn't get any crazier... Brian Drake (shown) and two other wingsuit pilots Ellen Brennan and Ludovic Woerth gathered at the top of the famous ENSA Couloir to fly down the tight gully.

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+18 1. nomoredavid commented 8 years ago

He is not even an organ donor because it would be a mess if anything went bad at this speed...
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+21 2. smi commented 8 years ago

The closest to the ground was Jeb Corliss but broke a bunch of bones in the progress and barely survived.
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+3 3. ihateregistering commented 8 years ago

He looks like a squirrel. A big nutted squirell.
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+4 4. fjwjr commented 8 years ago

No. Room. For. Error.
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+2 5. IDK399 commented 8 years ago

First thought.... What is wrong with people?

Second thought... I wish I could do that.
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+14 6. Scotsman50 commented 8 years ago

First thought ...Shit

Second thought ...Fuck That
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+4 7. IDK399 commented 8 years ago

#6 Indeed :)
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+4 8. ModifiedGrays commented 8 years ago

While this is close to the ground....Jeb Corliss has flown closer. Pause at 2:00 to see how close he is: http://www.snotr.com/video/8889/Wingsuit_Crash


An interesting documentary is "Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight". (Available on Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Birdmen_The_Original_Dream_of_Flight/70285637?sod=search-autocomplete)

While base jumping and wing suits look like a lot of fun, what this documentary shows is nearly everybody who does the sport long enough ends up being killed. :(
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+1 9. StMan777 commented 8 years ago

Just curious.....what happened to his head @0.31? Was it a glitch with the camera or is it fake? Just wondering.
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+1 10. Voutelamberopipi commented 8 years ago

Gary Connery landed without using the parachute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5_ITt2LM0A
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0 11. joeman commented 6 years ago

What a dummy...