Offbeat Video

By Ben Walley


A wingsuit pilot has captured the spectacular moment he flies past Christ theRedeemer.

Carlos Briceno, from Deland, Florida, US, can be seen flying past the Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in his wingsuit.

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The professional skydiver – who has 900 skydives and 800 base jumps under his belt – was over the moon to be hired by Red Bull China to perform the stunt.

Carlos’s captivated video clips showcases his favourite flying spots from August 2016.

He added: “Ever since I was a child I always dream about flying, there is no better feeling than flying your body like a bird.

“I decided to fly past Christ the Redeemer as it was a Red Bull China project, so we were hired to do it.

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“It was a pretty cool project to be part of. We were pretty stoked about it, it felt amazing, we got to do it twice that day.

“I tried it few year back, but the weather conditions were bad and we couldn’t do it as good as this one.”