Wingsuiting Flyers Celebrate The 2016 Rio Olympics... With A Flyby Metres Away From Christ The Redeemer
These guys tried flying next too the Son
Back in 2012, the UK geared up for what ended up as an amazing Olympic Games with a series of Olympic themed events. Celebrities and athletes alike ran the streets of the UK for ten weeks carrying the Olympic torch.
I watched in awe as some unknown gentleman carried the burning Olympic torch through the streets of Stoke-on-Trent, aghast not least because, having lived in the potteries for two years, it was the first person I saw in a tracksuit that didn't appear to be drunk.
But now, four years later, it’s time for the Rio games in Brazil, and to celebrate, a bunch of wingsuit flyers have celebrated in the only way they know how: by flying in formation, under the outstretched arms of Jesus Christ.
Five members of the World Wingsuit League (who sound like they should be the subject of an up-coming Marvel Universe film) donned squirrel suits in the colours of the Olympic Rings, and dived from a helicopter high over the Rio countryside, before flying just metres away from the incredible Christ The Redeemer statue that overlooks the city that’s about to host the games.