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‘Fastest flying human’ takes camera along for wild ride

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 12:11 EDT
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Espen Fadnes, the "Fastest flying human," prepares to leap off a cliff in a wing suit. Image: Screenshot via YouTube.
 
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The man who claimed the title for “Fastest flying human” in 2010 decided recently to strap on a camera and take a crew of filmmakers along for one wild ride.

Espen Fadnes, of Norway, won his title during a Norwegian competition where people don “wing suits” and hurl themselves off sheer cliffs, smoothly gliding away from the rocky face to land on the ground with the help of a parachute.

Sure, it sounds neat. You may have even seen footage of people doing this before — but you’ve never seen it quite like this.

The video below was published to Youtube on Dec. 1, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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