Truck driving is a dangerous job, no doubt. Flying through mountain ranges with nothing but a little extra nylon webbing between your arms and legs, that’s a dangerous hobby. Technically it’s known as a Squirrel Suit, and the flaps of material allow base jumpers or sky divers to control where they turn and how quickly they descend better than the standard parachute.
It allows divers to reach speeds of 210 mph at points, descending at angles anywhere between 80 degrees and 40 degrees. The top recorded speed in a wingsuit was 226 mph by Japanese daredevil Shin Ito.
In our video today, two professional wing suit athletes named Halvor Angvik and Jeff Nebelkopf dive through mountain ranges in Norway, South Africa and China in their endless quest to find the most picturesque descent in the world. We vote Norway, with all the twisting roads and forest tree lines just under their bellies.
This video was again shot by our favorite little devices, GoPro® HD Cameras. They stick to anything and they can take a beating too!
It’s all about finding different ways to travel, right truckers? Enjoy!