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Weightless

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Well thought out scenese containing the best of Jean-Baptiste Chandelier story telling videography. Shot in Portugal, France, Brazil, and South Africa

217-way 3 points Sequential World Record

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A new world record for a 3 point sequential large formation jump was recorded on October 27, 2017, in Eloy, Arizona. Skydivers from around the world gathered at Skydive Arizona's Sequential Games 2017 with the intent of breaking records. The event actually ended without the record but the group of 217 jumpers was determined and voted to pay for two...

Texas Congressmen Introduce Bill After 2016 Balloon Crash

Three Texas Congressmen have introduced a bill following a fatal hot air balloon crash in July, 2016. The crash happened near Lockhart, Texas last year and all 16 passengers were killed. Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the FAA’s lax oversight of balloon pilots contributed to the crash. The bill comes on the heels of that...

2nd Annual FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships

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Over the weekend, 23 nations met for the second annual FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships. The competition, which took place October 20th-22nd, was held at the SkyVenture wind tunnel in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The event drew 200 competitors and was full of exciting action. This event included Artistic and Formation Skydiving, with athletes competing in 4-way, 2-way, and individual. In...

Scariest Base Jump Ever?

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Two base jumpers, Andrew Toyer and Mick Hill, walk the plank before they reach the exit point. According to Andrew, "...was the scariest walk and pre-jump ever, the jump itself pales in comparison to the walk". The walk consisted of scratching their way along a narrow beam that's over 500 feet above the ground.

Skydiver Gets Pants Pulled Off

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While this video appears to be somewhat staged, it is still worth a view to watch someone try and land with their pants down. Miles Mortensen appears to have his leg straps inside of his pants which leads us to believe that he was in on this gag. The pants wouldn't have of come down with the straps on the...

The Sights and Wonders of the Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2017

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The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival has been wowing visitors from all over the world for over 46 years and the 2017 festival was no different. This year past records were shattered, attendance numbers soared, and visitors were treated to magnificent sights. This is the largest international balloon festival. At some of the festival's events, the crowd size has soared over...

Paramotor Pilot’s Perfect Emergency Landing in Hawaii

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A paramotor pilot in Hawaii had a lucky escape as he was able to navigate to a rocky beach landing on the island of Oahu. In March of 2017, the pilot was paramotoring over the ocean enjoying breathtaking views of the Hawaiian Islands as well as two whales beneath him. He decides to move in closer to try to get...

The Art of Indoor Skydiving with Maja

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At the age of 17, Maja Kuczyńska is setting the world of indoor skydiving on fire. In 2015 Maja won the title of Junior World Champion in the Freestyle Category at the first World Skydiving Championships in Prague. Over 2 million people have viewed a Facebook video of her highlight reel (shown below). https://www.facebook.com/redbull/videos/1522346941179559/ Born in Warsaw, Poland, Maja traveled throughout...

Perrine Bridge Base Jump Record Broken Again

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Danny Weiland has set a new base jump record at Perrine Bridge. Again. Weiland successfully jumped from the Twin Falls, Idaho bridge, floating into the Snake River Canyon, and making his way back to the top a total of 64 times in a 24 hour period. That is two, and 2/3 jumps every hour, or three jumps an hour for...

Bad Day Paragliding

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You know your having a bad day when you invert your paraglider only to fall through your canopy. For most pilots this would be enough bad luck for one day but this pilot didn't stop there. With a leg intertwined with the main canopy lines he somehow manages to throw his reserve below him, only to fall through his...

USPA National Skydiving Championships 2017

On October 1st, the 2017 United States Parachute Associations National Championship came to a close. For two weeks, Skydive Perris in California was home to over 500 competitors from all over the United States and abroad. Each day parachutes filled the sky, competing for the title of national champion in several events. For the first time since 2005 Skydive...

Home Flight

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Jean-Baptiste Chandelier has created another exceptional video the way that he only knows how.

Drone Piloting Onto, Inside, and Under a Moving Train

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Paul Nurkkala, a camera drone operator, performs possibly the best flight ever of a camera drone while piloting on top of, inside of, and under a moving train.

Paragliding World Cup Tour, Brazil 2017

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Between September 3rd and September 9th, 2017 the Paragliding World Cup Tour visited beautiful Pico Do Gaviao in Brazil. Pico Do Gaviao, Hawk's peak in English, is the summit of a mountain range near Andradas, Brazil, in the southern portion of the state of Minas Gerais. The location overlooks several cities, has hosted both national and international events in...

Hurricane Irma – 2017

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Let this sink in: Category 5 Hurricane Irma was stronger than all of the 2017 previous Atlantic hurricanes combined. Today, Irma's human death toll is 82 lives lost. Here are 3 startling record-breaking facts: If you add up all the winds of the prior 8 Atlantic storms at a maximum intensity, Irma was stronger. On her own, she was more...

Paramotor Foot Drag Disaster

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This week's Tuesday's Tumble includes a paramotor pilot learning to foot drag the hard way! It appears no one here was seriously injured other than the pilot's wallet.

Skydiver Ejects from Glider

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The Skydive Dubai team is well-known for the videos of their love affair with the iconic Palm Drop Zone but they have raised the bar with this video. The team gave an invitation to Nicole Smith, celebrated for her conquering jumps in all 50 states after her near death car accident, to eject from a glider as it loops. With...

Navagio Beach Base Jumps

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This base jump video is located in Ionian Islands of Greece, Navagio Beach has become the go to vacation spot for base jumpers around the world. With it's scenic bowl carved out of limestone, it's 656 feet exit point, and it's  wreck of a smuggler's ship, this location offers the base jumper a unique jump like no other.

Real Life Ironman – Wingsuit & Jet Thrusters

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For one Dutch wingsuit flyer it has been a dream of his to take his wingsuit flying a step further, by adding jet engines to his legs while flying. Kind-of-like a real-life Ironman. The dream became a reality when he stepped off a hot air balloon at 5000 feet with thrusters at full power and dove into the horizon. With...