Wingsuit Flyby past Rio's Iconic Christ

A daring wingsuit flyby past Rio’s Iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, in Rio de Janeiro, by two extreme sports professionals.   Take a look at the video…

Norwegian Espen Fadnes and Frenchman Ludovic Woerth decided to attempt the stunt after drawing up a list of their dream flight destinations. The pair were ferried into position on trikes – the motorised hand gliders used to give tourists an aerial view of the city – before making the leap from around 2000m, with Fadnes flying below the arm of the iconic monument, and Woerth passing above it filming. The wingsuit fliers landed at a Rio roundabout in the early hours, before heading back to their hotel for a celebratory breakfast beer.