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Wingsuiters Jump Into Airplane

Wingsuiters Jump Into Airplane

The French team Soul Flyers wingsuit (flying suits) were able to fly into the open door of a small plane flying over the Swiss Alps.

The thrill-seekers were celebrating the 20th anniversary of fellow daredevil Patrick de Gayardon's achievement which saw him jump from one aircraft to another in a wingsuit. "He was a pioneer in our scene and we wanted to reproduce his stunt".

The pair underwent gruelling training to pull off the incredible feat, experiencing some failed attempts and injuries along the way.

They completed the free fall by entering the cabin of the airborne craft using its side door, which was just a few metres away from the spinning propeller.

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Needless to say, this is eye-wateringly, mind-numbingly insane stuff and it makes that time you flipped the golf cart (our little secret) look like a tricycle accident. "You start from point A and you finish at point B in a plane", Reffet said, explaining the feeling of not having a parachute.

This video may be the craziest thing you'll ever see.

In case you're somehow unfamiliar with the concept of skydiving, it typically works like this: Morbidly curious college student and/or lifelong maniac is ferried two miles into the sky via airplane, then jumps out. "It was very emotional", Reffet said.


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