See a mind-blowing freefall over Rio de Janeiro

Rio is one of the world’s most iconic cities – see it here like you’ve never seen it before.
By Josh Sampiero

Rio, Brazil – known for its beautiful beaches and set to host the Summer Games this year. This video has none of that, but we’re pretty sure you’re going to like it anyway. 

Skydiver and wingsuit pilot Jokke Sommer visited the city with with fellow skydiver Petter Mazzetta and photographer Alex Aimard – with the express purpose of jumping out of a helicopter as many times as they could. The results? We have to say we consider them pretty phenomenal.

Watch the video below to see why Rio is considered one of the world’s must-see places.

More: Synchronized skydiving over Switzerland

See beautiful Rio from above


© Alex Aimard

So what was the biggest challenge here? Honest answer: nothing. It was like a dream trip for Sommer and friends – great weather, easy heli hops, lots of air beneath them to play in, and that scenery. This is sun-kissed, beach-sand, sea-salted beauty, up for your pleasure and enjoyment. #Instalife baby! 

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The helicopter access and perfect jumping conditions gave the guys loads of flight time over the incredible city. And were there any beach landings? Of course there were. 

Brazilian beauty

Love this stuff? Want more? Be sure to check out Sommer’s incredible freeflight video over Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland – if that doesn’t make you want to fly, we don’t know what will.

Joakim Sommer
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