Flying Over New York City in Wingsuits

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Sometimes parachuting out of an airplane just isn’t cool enough

For the first time in history, a group was granted permission to soar through the air above the picturesque New York City skyline — a luxury usually reserved for pigeons.  Five members of the Red Bull Air Force dove from a height of 7,500 feet above Manhattan’s Financial District. The group reached speeds of 120 miles per hour before landing safely on a small barge in the Hudson River just two minutes after jumping:

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The stunt was performed in preparation for the Bethpage Air Show, which will be held at Jones Beach on May 24 and 25.

Below is a first-person shot from one of the athletes:

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