Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane


A skilled drone pilot managed to re-create the sensation of BASE jumping without having to leave the ground.

Jan Verhaeren, 35, is a crane operator, but it is through his professional drone pilot career that he manages to take to the skies, and capture what it’s like to plummet to the earth from 350ft, without having to deal with any of the danger.

Jan headed to the “Gateway Getdown” in Colorado to capture brave daredevils jump from ledges between 300-350ft in the air.

Using his expertise, Jan skilfully piloted the drone around the free-falling adrenaline junkies in order to capture some truly breath-taking footage.

Jan said: “I don’t jump personally; I have however filmed over 300 jumps and it has changed the way I look at life and living.

“The joy and physical reward I see in the people jumping is intoxicating and can be felt vicariously if you are willing to notice it.”