Grab a Little Airtime With These Heroes of the Sky

We’ve looked to the skies to give you epic images where success is really in the air.
By Lukas Pilz and Alex Hazle

A few sports, such as B.A.S.E. jumping, begin in the air. Most others start on rocks, dirt, asphalt and water. But in their most daring, graceful and inspiring moments, they eventually end up in the air. We salute these spectacular moments (and the athletes who perform them) in this stunning gallery of photos of skydiving, surfing, freestyle motocross, cliff diving, kiteboarding and mountain bike riding.

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Soul Flyers turn the world on its head
Soul Flyers' Red Bull Skycombo wingsuit flight over Mont Blanc.
Soul Flyers turn the world on its head Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet, aka Soul Flyers, make history with their incredible Red Bull Skycombo proximity wingsuit flight over Mont Blanc, Europe's tallest mountain. © DomDaher/Red Bull Content Pool
Greece lightning
Robbie Maddison jumps the Corinth Canal in Greece on an FMX bike.
Greece lightning Robbie Maddison makes history as he completes an immense FMX jump over Greece's Corinth Canal. © Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool
It can sometimes be so obvious
Keith Ladzinski and Steph Davis BASE jump at Fisher Towers in Moab, Utah.
It can sometimes be so obvious Finding the coolest place to BASE jump from isn't always that hard, as Keith Ladzinski and Steph Davis demonstrate at Fisher Towers in Moab, Utah. © Andy Mann
Wham, bam, thank you Cam
Cameron Zink does a backflip at Red Bull Rampage.
Wham, bam, thank you Cam Cameron Zink makes the awesomeness of Red Bull Rampage somehow even better just by being upside down and airborne at the same time. © Ian Hylands/Red Bull Content Pool
Looping the Megaloop
Jerrie van de Kop on the way to winning Red Bull Megaloop in Zandvoort.
Looping the Megaloop Vliegen en zo voort in Zandvoort: Jerrie van de Kop goes absolutely flying on the way to winning Red Bull Megaloop in Zandvoort, Netherlands. © Jarno Schurgers/Red Bull Content Pool
Between a rock and... another rock
Michal Navratil
Between a rock and... another rock Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic competes in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in the Azores. © Romina Amato
Flying off into the sunset
Olya Raskina flying off into the sunset
Flying off into the sunset Windsurfer Olya Raskina has some fun off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. © Kirill Umrikhin/Red Bull Content Pool