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Flight of the Frenchies

The Frenchies in question are Tancrède Melet and Julien Millot. They are the subjects of the award-winning 2011 film, "I Believe I Can Fly"; here's a 13-min segment of that film, showing the two men atop some Norwegian cliffs "highlining" (climbing + slacklining + tightrope walking), BASE jumping and parachuting, all with tremendous panache. The full film is available for rental ($3) or purchase ($7). [more inside]
posted by GrammarMoses on Nov 13, 2014 - 9 comments

Parachuting with Hawks

Parachuting with hawks (slyt)
posted by Pants! on Nov 10, 2011 - 31 comments

It's a beautiful day to fly or die

The hotel Bali in Spain is a wonderful place to base jump from.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 16, 2011 - 27 comments

Parachuting Into Michigan Stadium with the 101st Airborne Division

Sgt. Adam Sniffen from the 101st Airborne Division delivers the game ball via parachute before the Michigan vs. MSU game at Michigan Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010.
posted by dead cousin ted on Oct 14, 2010 - 68 comments

If at first you don't succeed, well, so much for skydiving.

Canopy Formation Parachuting Record: 81 100
Formation Skydiving Record: 400
69 :pɹoɔǝɹ uoıʇɐɯɹoɟ ƃuıʎlɟǝǝɹɟ [also, champion freeflying duo Spaceland Anomaly]
posted by not_on_display on Jun 30, 2009 - 19 comments

"Speedflying"

They call it "Speed Flying" but it may be better described as Paraskiing. Take a rugged and rocky mountain in the alps, say Mount Eiger or Mont Blanc, hike to the top or have your chopper take you there, then strap on your skis, your parachute, and half-ski, half-fly down [.mov] that [.mov] mofo [.wmv].
posted by jckll on Nov 17, 2006 - 18 comments

Skydive across the channel

"Skydiver in record Channel flight" is the claim made by an Austrian skydiving across the channel aided by small strap-on wings. Evidently he needed a 1 in 4 glide angle to make it, but a simple understanding of flight mechanics would suggest that the distance he could fly is proportional to the amount of strap-on wing area. At what point does skydiving become gliding?
posted by marvin on Jul 31, 2003 - 12 comments

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