Ever since GoPro cameras were invented, they have given us entertaining video after entertaining video from extreme sports that let us live vicariously through stunt devils and other enthusiasts, but this one will make you think twice about skydiving.
A video, published on BarcroftTV’s YouTube page, shows two extreme sports professionals nearly missing the 98-foot-tall Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro when they flew past in wing suits.
The man who passes the statue first, Norwegian Espen Fadness, flew just underneath the left arm of the statue and the man behind him by just a few seconds, Frenchman Ludovic Woerth, flew above the left arm and filmed Fadness.
“The statue was in front of me, Rio below me in sunrise, and it was just this absolutely out-of-my-body moment,” Espen Fadness says in the video.
The two men were taken up above Rio on motorized hang gliders and jumped out of them from just over 6,500 feet above the city.
The video notes that the two men had the flyby on their list of dream flight destinations, and they celebrated the completion of the stunt by enjoying a breakfast beer afterwards.