For fear of its screen shattering, you probably do everything you can to prevent your fragile smartphone from falling even just a few feet. But Blake Henderson accidentally tested the limits of a Samsung Galaxy S5's durability when he dropped it from a plane, only to later discover it recorded both the skydive, and…
A few months ago we discovered synchronized wind tunnel dancing and hoped the event would become a real Olympic sport. But now we’ve discovered an annual competition for indoor skydiving athletes called the Wind Games, and we should probably just cancel the Olympic Games altogether and watch them instead.
He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He didn’t see that parked car though so you’re probably off the hook.
I think it’s safe to assume that if you lose something while flying in the air on a parachute, you probably shouldn’t expect to ever get it back. Especially while you’re still in the freaking air. But watch as this canopy pilot loses his shoe on a jump and somehow retrieves it in mid-air.
Jumping out of a plane and soaring like an eagle while wearing a wingsuit isn’t for the faint of heart. But trying to hit a stationary target atop a mountain while flying at 120 miles per hour requires a whole other level of bravery, and maybe a dash of crazy? Whatever it takes, Miles Daisher makes it look like it’s a…
A lot of questionable sports have become official Olympic events over the years. Golf? Trampoline? That one where people just run in a straight line for 100 meters? Ridiculous. But synchronized dancing inside one of those indoor skydiving wind tunnels? That should headline the 2020 games in Tokyo, assuming anyone…
Jumping off the edge of a cliff takes a lot of guts. But jumping off the edge of a cliff when low-lying clouds make it impossible to see what’s beneath you?
I didn’t think I was scared of heights until I watched Clem Newell base jump off the side of this impossibly steep mountain in Switzerland and then glide miles above a small town while wearing a wingsuit. But after watching him skim across these peaks with his artificial wings I’m hesitant to even climb a flight of…
Quidditch is a real sport, adapted by Middlebury College students for non-magical players on the ground. However, a team has gone and shown us that it’s entirely possible to play the game while in the air: while skydiving.
Ever been tempted to shoot your parachute with a flare gun mid-flight? Well, this is what will happen if you do.
You know that moment where you feel like a good breeze could lift your feet from the ground? You lean into it a little. You might even unbutton your coat to let the wind fill the cloth.
In what police aren’t describing (but I definitely am) as a “Classic Up situation,” 26-year-old Daniel Boria tethered 110 giant balloons to his lawn chair until he flew away.
The last thing I would want to do while flying in a wingsuit (other than fly in a wingsuit) is to blast through a sign while flying. But wingsuit pilot Sebastian Alvarez is not me. He angled his flight route perfectly so that he would smash the Chilean flag sign on his way down. That is some sniper level of precision.
Ooh wee! Now this is a fun ride. A GoPro fell from 10,000 feet and basically went into like some sort of drug-induced hyperlapse speed mode as it plummeted to the ground. Basically, it spun all over the place and looks completely crazy.
Wingsuits allow humans to fly like birds, at least for a finite period of time. As such, the combination of speed and using your body for control is clearly highly addictive, and as you can see in the video below, totally exhilarating. The truth is that there are also clear military applications for the technology…
A Go-Pro camera was recently found outside of Kristianstad, Sweden, after its skydiving owner lost it during a jump. Remarkably, the camera was still functional, but even more incredible is the footage it captured during nearly 10,000 feet of descent.
Touring around the nation and jumping out of airplanes in front of millions of people, all on the Army's dime? That's pretty Rockstar, and these guys know it.
Unreal photo by U.S. Army Visual Information Specialist Jason Johnston: The soldier looks so casual doing his salute that, instead of jumping outside of the airplane, it looks like he is walking on air towards the bay of the C-130 Hercules—like a real world superhero.
Watching skydivers Aleksander and Mikhael gracefully dancing as they fall over Dubai's Palm Islands gives me a weird sensation, one of awe and longing for freedom. They make it look so easy.