Last week I mentioned the death of wingsuit 'proximity flyer' Alex Duncan, who got too close to the ground during his final flight. I was astonished to find that somewhere between 15 and 25 wingsuit flyers die every year in pursuit of this exciting but dangerous hobby.
After American wingsuiter Brian Drake was killed in Switzerland in April this year, Epic TV produced this tribute to him and his sport. For maximum impact (you should pardon the expression), I recommend watching it (and the following two videos) in full-screen mode.
Next, Vincent Descols, partner in flight of the late Mr. Duncan, demonstrates proximity flying in the Alps.
And finally, here's a compilation of the best proximity flying videos of 2013. Note the list (at the end of the video) of those who were killed that year while wingsuiting.
Exhilarating . . . adrenalin-charged . . . but also bloody dangerous!