Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer Statue: Two Bros in Wingsuits Buzz Big Jesus
Norwegian Espen Fadnes and Frenchman Ludovic Woerth recently performed a high-speed flyby of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue. From the video's YouTube page:
After breakfast, Fadnes and Woerth probably oiled up and played some shirtless volleyball (Copacabana Beach, where the 2016 Summer Olympics beach volleyball matches will be held, is nearby). Anyway, here's the video of their flight, which sadly isn't set to Cheap Trick's "Mighty Wings" ("Take me on your mighty wings / Take me on your mighty wings tonight"):
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.
[H/T Laughing Squid]
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