Watch the story of wingsuit pilot Peter Salzmann, and his quest to build the world’s first electrified wingsuit.
It’s a dream of flying that goes back to his childhood, and a path filled with obstacles on the way to success.
Salzmann has dreamt of flying since he was a little boy, jumping from anything in sight and landing on mattresses or pillows beneath him. “To me, it’s all about doing things that lie close to my heart,” the 33-year-old daredevil says. “Still, I always knew there was more.”
The work to develop the electrified wingsuit with BMW i engineers would allow Salzmann to fly like never before. But as the plan got ever more concrete, the first challenges started popping up. But that’s part of the game when the stakes are high. If you want to change the world around you, it’s not supposed to be easy.
After months of frustration, finally: relief. Salzmann and his electrified wingsuit found their way back into the skies, with a new location at the “Drei Brüder” mountain range in Austria. The trials and planning became part of everyday life once again — and the rest, as they say, is history.