World's First Ever Wingsuit 4 Cross Race
Andy Farrington of the United States won the world's first Red Bull Aces Wingsuit 4 Cross Race in the skies over the central Californian town of Oakdale last Thursday, flying at speeds of up to 135 miles per hour (217 km per hour) and beating three other rivals in the final down a slalom course in the premiere of the new sport.
Happy winner Andy Farrington
In the high-speed, high-altitude race through four stationary gates that started with a leap from the back hatch of a sky van airplane at 7,000 feet and descended to the finish line at 3,500 feet, Noah Bahnson (USA) took second and Julian Boulle (South Africa) was third in a field of 52 of the world's best Wingsuit racers from 16 countries. Check out the below video edit and gallery from the event.
Photo credit: RedBull