Video: Proximity Speedflying in the Austrian Alps

Yesterday I shared a video of wingsuit pilots soaring through the Italian Dolomites. Today, we travel to the Austrian Alps for a similar experience, although this time we go speedflying instead. What’s the difference? The two activities share a similar approach, but rather than using a wingsuit to maneuver around, speedflyers have a paraglider deployed throughout their flight. Both will provide plenty of thrills however, as you’ll clearly see in this clip.

It conveys a sense of speed that we don’t always get with similar videos, thanks it part to how close the pilots are to the ground. It’s definitely enough to get your heart thumping, just in case you’re in need of that today.

Kraig Becker