Wingsuit competition – level 3

04-11-2015 07:00

This is the bird’s-eye view of what it’s like to fly 7.5 thousand feet (2.3 kilometres) above ground level. The Red Bull Aces wingsuit competition returned for the second time after last years’s success. To win the contest, four flyer heats race through a slalom course of 112-foot (34 metres) pylons hanging from helicopters.

And it was Andy Farrington who weaved his way to beat the 40 other competitors to be crowned winner. In an exhilarating display, the American defended his title from last year’s competition, winning in only a 4/10 of a second margin.

With speeds of up to 160 miles per hour (257 kph), this sport is certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Difficult words: bird’s-eye view (a view from above), heat (one round in a race), pylon (a tower or post which marks the way), weave (to move in a complex way), exhilarating (making you feel excited, happy or thrilled), margin (a small amount by which something is won), faint-hearted (without courage).



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