Skydivers Fly Wingsuits Through London's Tower Bridge

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Skydivers Fly Wingsuits Through London's Tower Bridge

#1 Post by PHXPhlyer » Tue May 14, 2024 12:13 am

Daredevils fly through iconic bridge in London

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On May 2, skydivers Marco Fürst and Marco Waltenspiel became the first to fly in wingsuits through London's historic Tower Bridge, reaching a top speed of 246 kph (153 mph), Reuters reports.

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#2 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Tue May 14, 2024 1:02 am

Looks suspiciously legal to me..where's the fun in that? :D

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#3 Post by PHXPhlyer » Tue May 14, 2024 2:31 am

Fox3WheresMyBanana wrote:
Tue May 14, 2024 1:02 am
Looks suspiciously legal to me..where's the fun in that? :D
I am surprised that this stunt was "legalized". :-o
If so, I'm sure that a substantial amount of money changed hands, either in the form of bribes or "donations". :-?

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#4 Post by llondel » Tue May 14, 2024 4:02 am

My approach would be "Show me where it says I can't do it".

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#5 Post by Ex-Ascot » Tue May 14, 2024 6:33 am

Had to check it wasn't 1st April. Didn't say where they landed. Presume you zoom to altitude and then pull the chute?
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#6 Post by PHXPhlyer » Tue May 14, 2024 3:04 pm

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Tue May 14, 2024 6:33 am
Had to check it wasn't 1st April. Didn't say where they landed. Presume you zoom to altitude and then pull the chute?
They seem to have landed on a flat platform/barge anchored in the river.
Seen at the end of the video clip.
More indication of prior planning.

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#7 Post by Ex-Ascot » Wed May 15, 2024 7:10 am

Incredible. Still amazed that they got permission.

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#8 Post by Boac » Wed May 15, 2024 7:27 am

Truly amazing.
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