Coat ofArms

Friday, 20 January 2012

Hold on, where do you think you're going?

I got this from my Former SSF CWO John Marr, he's Airborne and knows I love skydiving.

Skydiver grabs glider's tail fin as they fly 2,100 metres up at 100mph .  A skydiver has pulled off an astonishing stunt by climbing out of a glider's cockpit, crawling along the wing and then somersaulting underneath and stepping onto the wing of a second glider flying below.

Paul Steiner then moves back onto the main fuselage of the second glider while the first glider turns upside down and flies overhead so that he can reach up and hold the tail fin at 100mph, forming a human link between the two aircraft. He then leaps off and parachutes back to the ground.

The spectacular stunt, captured on YouTube, was carried out by the Red Bull skydive team 2,100 metres above the mountains in Styria, Austria. And they look mightily relieved as they returned to their airfield.

 Austrian skydiver Paul Steiner reaches up to grab the tail fin of the upturned glider which he had been flying in only minutes before
 Steiner sits on the wing of the lead glider at 100mph as he waits for the second glider to approach below
 Steiner flips over the wing in preparation to jump on to the second glider as it approaches

Steiner sits on the wing of the second glider and lets go of the lead glider 2,100 metres above the mountains in Austria



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