Stop What You're Doing and Watch These Two Maniacs Jump INTO a Plane

What sorcery is this?!

By Evan Bleier

 
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29 November 2017

Jumping out of planes, while impressive, has been done to death.

So French wingsuit flyers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet, aka the Soul Flyers, opted to instead jump into a plane.

Known as A Door in the Sky, the mid-air stunt took place after Fugen and Reffet completed a BASE jump from the summit of the Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland.

"You need to have skills, focus and there's also a lot of work," the pair said in a statement released by Red Bull. "We had to make the plane safe so we don't hurt ourselves if we touch it. We also worked on the parachutes so they don't open too fast in case we touch the plane. But the biggest risk was when we BASE jumped from the cliff. That's why we wanted to train so much before going to the mountain. In total, we flew into the plane 20 times."

The physics of the jump — 13,100 feet altitude, one 4’ x 5’ window, a Pilatus Porter light aircraft doing 100 MPH, two wingsuiters doing about 85 MPH — are nigh impossible to wrap your head around, so we’re not going to.

Instead just sit back, relax and bask in the majesty of some French maniacs doing their thing. 

And don’t sleep on the subtitles.

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