Daredevil wingsuit pilot rides her stunt partner’s back as they jump out of an airplane at 13,000 feet
Rodeo dive! Daredevil wingsuit pilot rides her stunt partner’s back as they jump out of an airplane at 13,000 feet
- Alessio Spina and Giulia Calcaterra free fall to the ground in Sardinia, Italy
- Wingsuit professional Alessio jumps out of the plane and Giulia straddles his back
- Giulia is an extreme sports fanatic and has been parachuting for three years
Amazing footage shows a pair of thrill seeking wingsuit pilots performing a stunt known as a ‘rodeo’.
Wingsuit professional Alessio Spina jumps out of an airplane at 13,000 feet with 28-year-old Giulia Calcaterra over his back.
The pair freefall to the ground in Sardinia, Italy, with Giulia Calcaterra waving, salute and thumbs up as she quietly straddles Alessio.
Wingsuit professional Alessio Spina jumps out of a plane with 28-year-old Giulia Calcaterra straddling his back as they slide to the ground in Sardinia, Italy
The pair separated at 5,000 feet and activated their parachutes to slide down and land.
Extreme sports fanatic Giulia, from Italy, was skydiving for three years and wanted to try something different from her usual jumps.
She asked Alessio if he could show her how to properly perform a Rodeo.
She said to take care not to fly off Alessio during the free fall, which is delayed by the wingsuit.
Giulia said she wanted to try something other than her usual jumps and asked Alessio if he could explain how to properly perform a rodeo
“You have to make sure that when positioning the wingsuit on the shoulders, my chest doesn’t damage the parachute by hooking the bag.
“When the wingsuit comes out of the plane, you have to become one with him, and you have to contrast his weight on the other side to create balance and not risk falling over and losing your grip.
“Once the right balance is found, you can sit down and enjoy the flight, always checking that you are not addicted to the wingsuit equipment so as not to damage your parachute.”
Giulia, who is also a content creator, posted the video to her Instagram on June 17.
Giulia said that when the wingsuit pilot launches from the plane, you should become one with them and balance so you don’t risk tipping and losing your grip
She added, “I never think about the fear that something will go wrong or I would ruin the magical moment.
“Everything I do is always planned in detail so that I have confidence in the situation and don’t risk my life.
Accidents also happen to normal things, so you don’t have to be afraid to do things outside the comfort zone. It makes us alive and more aware of ourselves. ‘
A wingsuit works by adding surface to the human body with fabric between the legs and under the arms, for example to allow for a significant increase in lift.
In the video posted on June 17, Giulia holds Alessio with one hand while using the other to keep her fist in the air