Sometimes parachuting out of an airplane just isn’t cool enough.
For the first time in human wingsuit history, a group was granted permission to soar through the air above the picturesque New York City skyline — a luxury usually reserved for pigeons.
Five members of the Red Bull Air Force dove from a height of 7,500 feet above Manhattan’s Financial District. The group reached speeds of 120 miles per hour before landing safely on a small barge in the Hudson River just two minutes after jumping.
The stunt was performed in preparation for the Bethpage Air Show, which will be held at Jones Beach on May 24 and 25.
Below is a first-person shot from one of the athletes.