Friday, April 16, 2010

Connecting flight: Red Bull Skydiver moves from one glider to another in mid-air

by B. N. Sullivan

This video brings a whole new meaning to the term "connecting flight," and includes some spectacular air-to-air videography of an amazing stunt involving two gliders and a skydiver.

The skydiver, Paul Steiner of the Red Bull Skydive Team, moves from one Blanik glider to the other during flight, and then reaches up from one glider to touch the rudder of another during mirrorflight. All this takes place about 2,100 meters (about 6,890 ft) above the ground.

Bravo to the skydiver, kudos to the videographer -- and let's have a big round of applause for those Blanix Team glider pilots, too!

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