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Wingsuit Team Flies Down the Swiss Alps

Wingsuits give ordinary–if well-trained and conditioned–humans the extraordinary ability to fly under their own power. The Royal British Legion’s Extreme Human Flight Team took this to new heights as they attempted to fly across the “murderous wall” of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.

For some perspective, the Eiger is 13,000-foot tall mountain that roughly translates to “ogre” and has a history of dangerous climbing expeditions.

The Extreme Human Flight Team aren’t looking to ascend the mountain however, they’re hoping to go the other way down. They do so in breath-taking fashion:

httpv://youtu.be/S4asXdek2fQ

The jump was made to promote awareness for the Royal British Legion, and perhaps a little bit of glory. Warrant Officer Spencer Hogg flew point for the jump while Sergeant Deane Smith and Major Alastair Macartney acted wingmen.

Image screenshot of video by royalbritishlegion on youtube

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  • Okay, I’ve watched other videos of similar flights. But this one seems to be lacking a lot. The other videos I’ve seen with these human flight suits were much more impressive.

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Wingsuit Team Flies Down the Swiss Alps

Wingsuits give ordinary–if well-trained and conditioned–humans the extraordinary ability to fly under their own power. The Royal British Legion’s Extreme Human Flight Team took this to new heights as they attempted to fly across the “murderous wall” of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.

For some perspective, the Eiger is 13,000-foot tall mountain that roughly translates to “ogre” and has a history of dangerous climbing expeditions.

The Extreme Human Flight Team aren’t looking to ascend the mountain however, they’re hoping to go the other way down. They do so in breath-taking fashion:

httpv://youtu.be/S4asXdek2fQ

The jump was made to promote awareness for the Royal British Legion, and perhaps a little bit of glory. Warrant Officer Spencer Hogg flew point for the jump while Sergeant Deane Smith and Major Alastair Macartney acted wingmen.

Any views or opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect those of ActionHub. Comments on this article reflect the sole opinions of their writers.