About the Show
Staring down a sheer precipice into a deep abyss with your head spinning, every fibre in your body tries to resist the edge. Meet the men and women who overcome these fears, step off into thin air and then fly like birds, hurtling at impossible speeds and gliding low across beautiful, rolling landscapes. This documentary offers a startling, adrenaline-filled insight into the revolutionary new sport that brings the dream of human flight alive. Three young hikers in flapping, brightly-coloured bat costumes, pause to admire the view, but under their faintly ridiculous trappings, Matt, Ellen and Mike are deadly serious. They are wingsuit basejumpers, diehard members of an elite sporting community. Prior to flinging themselves into the void, they have made lengthy calculations, and are prepared to make split-second decisions once airborne.