Red Bull Air Force: 5 Fearless Flights

the Red Bull Air Force are known for pushing the boundaries of flight, and making the seemingly impossible possible – whether in a plane, a helicopter, or with their own bodies via skydiving or wingsuit flying. While most would categorize the members of the team as risk-takers, they are in fact calculated professionals, using testing, training and skill to perform their amazing feats.

In the coming weeks, the Red Bull Air Force will introduce their next project that continues their quest to keep accomplishing what has never been done before. The feat will be livestreamed exclusively on Hulu in the US and on Red Bull TV for the rest of the world.

Before the new project is announcedlet’s blast to the past with five previous feats that took place above New York, Florida, Utah, California and Arizona.

01

Helicopter flies upside down over New York City

Aaron Fitzgerald, flips, barrel rolls and nose dives in New York City

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Loops, barrel rolls, back and front flips – helicopter pilot Aaron Fitzgerald performed them all while casually waving at the Statue of Liberty in New York. Even “seen-it-all” New Yorkers stood dumbfounded and many even grabbed their phones to capture the astonishing Bo-105 helicopter’s maneuvers themselves.

02

Skysurfing in a thunderstorm

Sean MacCormac sky surfs during the Storm's Edge project in Clewiston, FL

Sean MacCormac sky surfs during the Storm’s Edge project in Clewiston, FL

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A Southwestern Florida thunderstorm meets its match: Sean MacCormac† Emboldened by the growing turbulence in the sky, MacCormac performed something he’d only dreamed of: skysurfing through the heavy rain clouds and lightning strikes of an active storm.

03

Aviation chain reaction

Kirby Chambliss performs at Chain Reaction in Moab, Utah

Kirby Chambliss performs at Chain Reaction in Moab, Utah

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The Red Bull Air Force headed to Utah to showcase eight different aviation disciplines in a single aerial coordination. The continuous sequence built up to one massive “chain reaction,” featuring skydiving, wingsuit flying, BASE jumping, and overall aerobatic precision.

Jon DeVore wingsuit flys past the Supermoon in Los Angeles, California

Jon DeVore wingsuit flys past the Supermoon in Los Angeles, California

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March 20, 2019: Los Angelenos began reporting strange lights in the skies – was it a rocket? A comet? An alien invasion? None of the above, as it was actually the Red Bull Air Force trio of Jon DeVore, Mike Swanson, and Andy Farrington commemorating the final Supermoon of the decade. The trio jumped from a helicopter high above downtown Los Angeles in lighted wingsuits and streaked across the sky leaving a trail of sparks that made national news.

Jon DeVore skydives from a helicopter flown by Felix Baumgartner

Jon DeVore skydives from a helicopter flown by Felix Baumgartner

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Stay tuned for the announcement of a first-of-its-kind aviation project on March 16th!

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