Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team
Skydivers, BASE jumpers and freeflyers honour with Los Angeles night flight.
The Red Bull Air Force celebrated the third and final supermoon of 2019 by swooping down from a helicopter 4,000 feet above Los Angeles into downtown at more than 120 mph. Here is all you need to know:
– On March 20, the third and final supermoon of 2019 rose over Los Angeles which coincided with the Spring Equinox for the first time since 1981.
– In order to mark the occasion, some of the most experienced skydivers, BASE jumpers and freeflyers on the planet in the Red Bull Air Force took to the skies above the famous American city for the aerial flight.
– Jon Devore, Mike Swanson and Andy Farrington – the three athletes that took to the skies and completed two jumps – have a combined total of more than 70,000 skydives between them.
– Wearing wingsuits that shape the human body into an airfoil, they leapt from a helicopter 4,000 feet above LA and swooped into downtown at more than 120 mph.
– To add a touch of Hollywood glitz, the suits were fitted with LED lights and sparking pyrotechnics that lit up the night sky as the sun set and the supermoon rose.
– Traveling three feet forward for every one foot down, their southwestern one-mile flight took them past the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel – which at 1,100 feet – is the tallest building west of Chicago.
– They finally pulled their parachutes at 1,000 feet and landed safely on the city streets below in the first ever wingsuit jump into downtown Los Angeles.
– #meteor began trending on Twitter as LA residents caught a glimpse of the wingsuits in the sky.