Amazing & Wacky Things

Espen Fadnes In Sense Of Flying

December 6, 2011
Espen Fadnes teetering on the precipice before the jump

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it Superman? No, it’s Espen Fadnes aka the Flying Squirrel!

Espen Fadnes’ nicknamed The World’s Fastest Flying Human Being 2010 – teamed up with Project Managers Goovinn to communicate the experience of flying. “SENSE OF FLYING” came out of the collaboration.

Espen Fadnes may soon add the title of the internet’s most famous Norwegian to his list of aliases once the web catches on to the incredible headcam video clip “Sense of Flying” showing him flying down a mountain at 250 km/h after leaping off the top of a cliff.

Espen Fadnes teetering on the precipice before the jump

Fadnes takes a dip

As he plunges rapidly towards the ground, Fadnes opens his wingsuit to rocket through a gorge in Stryn, Norway – with the daredevil appearing to come close to smashing into a cliff face as he descends 1240 metres towards a fjord. Fadnes zips through the air before opening his parachute for a smooth landing.

Espen Fadnes in his wingsuit

Fadnes won his first title for wingsuit flying in the World BASE Race 2010 in Infijorden, Norway.

The sport uses special jumpsuits that feature increased surface area to provide increased lift, with fabric between the legs and under the arms.

The Flying Squirrel - The World's Fastest Flying Human Being 2010

First developed in the late 1990s, wingsuits allow those with an extreme sense of adventure to glide through the air subject to the wind, frequently leaping from BASE exit points or skydiving planes to gain enough altitude to ensure up to five minutes worth of flight.

Turn up the volume and watch the compelling SENSE OF FLYING clip.

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