Passion for Flight
It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s the Red Bull Air Force? That’s right – the foursome of Jon Devore, Mike Swanson, Luke Aikins, and Clint Clawson fell from high out of the sky at Texas Motor Speedway into the infield just a few moments shy of the start of Sunday’s race. Some people think race car drivers must be crazy to risk their lives racing at 200+mph speeds, but the RBAF guys might give them a run for their money. These professional athletes are at the top of their game in skydiving, paragliding, BASE jumping and hang gliding – some really extreme sports. Each of the RBAF elite athletes has an average of 15, 000 jumps under his belt – and the group of four jumpers combined have done over 60,000 jumps! Sound like a lot? Sounds like even more when you compare that the Army and Navy jump performance teams only average about 1,000 jumps individually. There’s no messing around when it comes to the Red Bull Air Force.