Wingsuit flying over Dubai
Wingsuit flying over Dubai (Richard Schneider)

Is This Wingsuit Video Real?

The first wingsuit water landing without a parachute?

Wingsuit flying over Dubai

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World of Wingman, a men’s grooming company, published a video to YouTube that it’s calling a world’s first for the fledging spot of wing-suit flying. On September 30, Frenchman Raphael Dumont purportedly completed the first wingsuit flight into a water landing without a parachute. 

But many on the web are not buying it.

“This is fake,” Thomas Marshall wrote on YouTube. “Compare the relative distance of the yellow buoys from the different camera angels.”

Other commenters say they’ll believe it when they see more images from the landing.

Several significant wingsuit records were set in May 2012. Shin Ito, a Japanese wingsuit pilot set the record for greatest horizontal distance flown in a wing suit, 16.7 miles; and greatest absolute distance flown in a wingsuit, 17.838 miles. In the same month, British stuntman Gary Connery became the first person to complete wingsuit landing without using a parachute.

What do you think? Legit or Fake? Post your comments below.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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Lead Photo: Richard Schneider

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