Skydiving, Wingsuit Flying & BASE Jumping

Want To Jump Out Of A Plane? Google Street View Has Just Launched A Skydiving Option….

Jump from 16,500ft and direct a skydive over New Zealand... All without leaving your living room

Fancy having a go at skydiving, but not sure if you’ve actually got the kahunas to actually throw yourself out of a plane? We feel you.

While skydiving is unquestionably one of the raddest experiences anyone could have, it definitely comes with a significant risk and only those of us who can handle the fear that comes with that will ever have the experience.

Fly 16,500ft into the sky, before jumping to fall at 125mph over Abel Tasman National Park, in the South of New Zealand.

Luckily for the rest of us, we can now experience a skydive (kind of) from the comfort of our living rooms, with Google Street View’s new feature.

Teaming up with New Zealand skydive operator Skydive Abel Tasman and photographer Alex Mather, the site has mapped out a tandem skydive with a 360 GoPro Pano Ball, filming over five days to create a fully interactive picture, which gives users the ability to follow and experience the skydive themselves.

The virtual tour, which begins on the ground, shows what it’s like to fly up 16,500ft into the sky and then jump, falling at about 125mph over Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand’s smallest national park, located at the north end of the South Island.

“We thought it would be such a cool opportunity to be the first in the world – how could we turn down such a great idea.” Marketing manager David Bonham-Carter told an online news site 

“We have a little piece of paradise here. How epic is it to explore it in unique ways and through technology share it with the world.”

Fly 16,500ft into the sky, before jumping to fall at 125mph over Abel Tasman National Park, in the South of New Zealand.

While we’re not ruling out a real life skydive in the future, for the time being, we’re happy with experiencing it from the safety of our browser and getting an idea what it might be like to take on the real deal.

Want to jump out of a plan this afternoon? Have a go for yourself here!

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