Incredible Freefall Skydiving Over Rio de Janeiro

Two divers float for what seems like an eternity over one of the world’s most iconic cities.
Jokke Sommer and Peter Mazzetta fly in front of the Rio sunset
Jokke Sommer flies into the sunset © Alex Aimard
By Josh Sampiero

Rio de Janeiro, 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 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 consider them pretty phenomenal and are confident you will too.

Watch their amazing freefalls in the video below:

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 oh, that scenery. This is sun-kissed, sandy-beached, sea-salted beauty up for your pleasure and enjoyment.


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.

Jokke Sommer freestyle skydiving above Rio de Janeiro
Taking a heli-selfie above Rio © Alex Aimard

While a lot of skydiving is conducted over big expanses of open land for safety reasons, there's no question the coast can provide one of the most beautiful aerial scenes there is.

Jokke Sommer freestyle skydiving above Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro
Skydiving above the Sugarloaf © Alex Aimard

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

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