Operation: Dead Sea

Wing Suit Jump with Royalty at the Lowest Point on Earth
By Red Bull Jordan

Brace yourselves for a salty landing!

It’s not every day that you get to see someone flying below the surface of the Earth. That is exactly what Red Bull Air Force Team members Jon Devore, Mike Swanson and Andy Farrington managed to pull off!

Red Bull Air Force Team meeting The Crown Prince
Red Bull Air Force Team meeting The Crown Prince © Farras Oran

Guided by ground control AKA fellow Red Bull Air Force Team member Miles Daisher, the Wing Suit athletes jumped from a helicopter piloted by non-other than His Royal Highness Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II, the Crown Prince of Jordan.

A quick brief with his Royal Highness
A quick brief with his Royal Highness © Farras Oran

The jump took place from approxiamitily 1,865 meters above Panorama road overlooking the Dead Sea, which happens to be -430 meters below sea level. As the athletes took turns challenging each other in getting as close as possible to the ground to cross the Zero level barrier – marked by the flag of Jordan- in a very daring move, the parachutes were opened at -170 meters below sea level for the jumpers to eventually swoop land on the surface of one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.

Crown Prince Al Hussein Piloting the Helicopter
Crown Prince Al Hussein Piloting the Helicopter © Farras Oran

This unique location gives us the opportunity to show the world the beautiful sport of Human Flight!

Jon Devore

A big enthusiast of Wing suit flying himself, His Royal Highness Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II, welcomed Red Bull Air Force Team and was more than excited to take on the sole responsibility of piloting the helicopter from which they will take the leap.

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