This birdman video has been making the rounds, and understandably so. It shows Jeb Corliss, a professional skydiver and wingsuit flyer, flying through a gorge somewhere in the Swiss Alps, wearing a special suit that allows him to sail through the air at over 120 miles per hour. Both his incredible speed and the threat of imminent disaster are palpable. Take a look:
If you’re curious about Mr. Corliss and wingsuit flying, there’s a 10 minute documentary about his exploits. He appears with his girlfriend, an Italian model and fellow flying pro named Roberta Mancino. It includes lots of hypnotic flying footage, which you may find slightly terrifying, depending upon your reaction to heights and death-defying speed.