Watch: Rex is Ready to Fly
After 10 years of skydiving, 3,500 wingsuit jumps, and years of developing his X Wing, Rex turns himself into a human rocket
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When expert wingsuit flyer Rex Pemberton ventured down to Baja, Mexico, this past June, he had one overriding mission—to essentially turn himself into a human rocket. After years of planning, he mounted engines on his carbon-fiber X-wing, jumped off a helicopter, and took a leap of faith. Welcome to the wild frontier of jet-powered, where guys like Rex are testing the limits of what’s humanly possible.