Dive into the world’s only wingsuit slalom race

See high-speed highlights from the third annual Red Bull Aces event.
By Mike Cianciulli

Sure, the dust has settled by now, but the adrenaline is still pulsing through plenty of veins. Twice the Red Bull Aces runner-up, Noah Bahnson clinched his first-ever win in the wingsuit four-cross slalom championship over the desert outside of Phoenix. For some high-level visual stimulus, check out the highlight clip above from the 2016 Aces race – the only one like it anywhere in the world.

The finals saw a top-three sweep by American wingsuit pilots Bahnson, Will Kitto and two-time Aces champ Andy Farrington, while Chile’s Sebastian Alvarez settled for fourth.

Want to fly along with the best in the world? Check out the GoPro video below to witness the final run where Bahnson took the lead and never looked back.

Rounding out the top eight were three more Americans and an Aussie – Matt Gerdes, Chris Geiler, Todd Davis and Mike Steen. Below is their heat's run, and make no mistake – even though they didn't make the final, these dudes are still hyper-fast.

Red Bull Aces 2016 results

1. Noah Bahnson, USA
2. Will Kitto, USA
3. Andy Farrington, USA
4. Sebastian Alvarez, CHI
5. Matt Gerdes, USA
6. Chris Geiler, Australia
7. Todd Davis, USA
8. Mike Steen, USA

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