No wingsuit pilot has ever flown this close to the ancient pyramids of Giza.. until now. Watch as Red Bull athletes Fred Fugen, Vincent Cotte, and Mike Swanson fly incredibly close to the pyramids, so close that could almost touch its millennia-old stones with their hands. Trust me, it’s a view of the pyramids like you’ve never seen them before.
“Until now, skydiving was only allowed above the pyramids at high altitudes. It’s the first time a wingsuit flight has been made this close,” explains Fugen. “It has been absolutely amazing to get right next to these giant stones, some of the last wonders of the ancient world that are still visible today. I felt so small in front of such big monuments. I never even thought I would be able to make this flight one day. If this project has been possible, it is because flying techniques and materials have evolved a lot recently.”
Fugen and the other divers dropped in at an altitude of 5,000 feet, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph at a minimum elevation of 295 feet before employing the ‘resource’. This technique gave them another 164 feet of height for the duo to open their parachutes at 460 feet – the exact height of the Pyramid of Khafre.
Pretty epic stuff! You can read more details about this momentous feat here.