Loic Jean-Albert

Aug 2, 2010
Outside Magazine

STUNT: In 2003, French skydiver Jean-Albert rocketed over skiers in Verbier at more than 100 miles per hour in a homemade wingsuit. The stunt, which hit YouTube in 2006, made Jean-Albert famous outside his country, earning him the nickname the Flying Dude. TRAFFIC: 1.7 million PAYOFF: Jean-Albert, 32, is sponsored by Red Bull and was recently named Paramag magazine's Skydiver of the Decade. He's also paid a heavy price for his hobby, breaking his back in 2007 while speed-flying—a combination of skiing and paragliding. Now he designs and sells $750 wingsuits for FlyYourBody.com.

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