Skydiving alone would be a step too far for some folk. But not these crazy kooks who have taken it to a whole other level. Enter the wingsuit rodeo! The daredevil feat involves a rider jumping on the back of a wingsuit-clad diver as they plummet to their earth at 193km an hour. In these crazy pictures, skydiver Robyn Young straddles co-jumper Oliver Miller like her life depends on it. Because it does.
Wingsuits typically slow a diver's descent from 193kmh to 32kmh, but that all changes once a rider hops on board. "With a rider, the rodeo pair tends to fall significantly faster down and at around 5,000 feet above ground level, the rider jumps off the wingsuiter before they both deploy parachutes at around 4,000 feet high," says Jeff. Crumbs.
Wingsuit rodeos are advanced and require an experienced wingsuiter and rider!
But if you fancy your chances at a mid-air horse ride, Jeff warns it's not for the faint-hearted. "Wingsuit rodeos are advanced and require an experienced wingsuiter as well as an experienced rider," he says of the extreme sport, as demonstrated by the team over Arecibo, Puerto Rico.