First-Person Footage of a Wingsuit Flight Through a Waterfall

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James Russell's wingsuit flight in Switzerland

James Russell

updated 07/23/2014 at 03:25 PM EDT

originally published 07/23/2014 07:30AM

Ever wanted to be a flying squirrel?

Well, this is probably about as close as you'll get – until you decide to invest in a wingsuit of your own.

James Russell is a wingsuit enthusiast, skydiver and BASE jumper from Pennsylvania. In this particular clip, he's "flying" (or, in the words of Buzz Lightyear, "falling … with style") along a cliff in Switzerland.

Russell takes off from a hiking path and glides along the cliff face before heading straight through a waterfall and eventually deploying his parachute.



Interesting historical tidbit for the day: The first wingsuit was used by 19-year-old Rex Finney from Los Angeles, in 1930, according to the then-titled Popular Science Monthly.


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