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Electrified Wingsuit: The stunt

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After three years of intensive research and countless tests in partnership with BMW i, a dream of flying — like no other human has ever done before — is finally coming true for wingsuit pilot Peter Salzmann.

13 November 2020

Watch wingsuit pilot Peter Salzmann as he sets out to redefine the limits of human flying.

The moment that Peter Salzmann has been waiting for is here. A first step into the unknown that is set to redefine his sport forever, while heralding a new era in e-mobility. In just a few seconds Salzmann, wingsuit pilot and flying pioneer, will be gliding above a blue sky, launching his electrified wingsuit into open air as the first human ever to do so. In just a few short breaths, Salzmann is about to break the boundaries of human flying forever, thanks in part to a special kind of collaboration with BMW i.

Jump into the unknown

"When you’re basejumping, the jump itself – the point of no return – is the most intense moment," Peter Salzmann says. Words to live by – especially if you, like Salzmann, have made a whole career out of doing the impossible. "You have to jump at the exact right angle – and then freefall for several seconds before you begin gliding,” he adds, before finally taking the plunge into the unknown. It’s an almost inconceivable challenge, physically and mentally. But in the end, this is what it’s really all about if you want to rewrite history: overcoming what no one has overcome before, and finding the right path forward from your own points of no return.

Watch the jump as it happened, and Salzmann’s electrified wingsuit in action, here.

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