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Wingsuit flyers jump off mountain & into moving plane in insane stunt

Wingsuit flyers jump off mountain & into moving plane in insane stunt

Unlike Bond who did the daredevil jump in one effort, Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet, took more than 100 practice flights to ideal the stunt with pilot Philippe Bouvier and co-ordinator and navigator Yves Rossy.

After more than 100 test flights and a botched first attempt, Fugen and Reffet glided into the back door of the moving Pilatus Porter plane with 3,200 metres of vertical freefall. When you're in the plane and you see your friend flying closer and closer, it's incredible.

Fugen and Reffet jumped off of a mountain in the Swiss Alps and landed inside a flying plane, with the entire stunt recorded on video.

This is a common thing, one imagines, for wingsuiters to do.

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They said they performed the feat in honor of wingsuit flier Patrick de Gayardon.

The stunt took two months of preparations and the pair actually completed it multiple times in order to shoot the video. "Going up to 4,000 meters, it physically costs a lot".

In case you're somehow unfamiliar with the concept of skydiving, it typically works like this: Morbidly curious college student and/or lifelong maniac is ferried two miles into the sky via airplane, then jumps out. "It is a huge achievement".