It's like weird Extreme Sports
6. Wingsuit flying
Initially scorned by seasoned free fall nuts, it wasn’t until 1997 when French skydiving supremo Patrick de Gayardon revealed a wingsuit that actually worked that ‘flying squirrels’ were taken seriously. So much so that when de Gayardon crashed to his death the following year the flying fraternity frantically pointed out that his demise was down to dodgy parachute rigging rather than a flaw in his bat suit. In May this year Japanese wingsuit flyer Shin Ito leapt from 9,800 metres to achieve the longest flight to date: 23kms in just over five minutes. Then in July barmy BASE jumper Jeb Corliss upped the ante by becoming the first man to fly through a waterfall wearing his Apache wingsuit.
Wingsuit in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl-eBCUb7hI&feature=related