The Air Up There
A tandem skydive jump just isn’t Brian Vickers’ style. He wanted to free fall on his own — and so he did.
The driver of Red Bull Racing Team’s No. 83 completed his first solo skydive Tuesday under the guidance of the Red Bull Air Force, a group of air-savvy professionals who know a thing or two about “aero push.”
Vickers took a required Accelerated Free Fall class and spent the first part of the day at a specialized wind tunnel in Orlando, Fla., simulating the forces he felt in the sky. After the class, Vickers jumped out of a perfectly safe airplane all by himself above DeLand, Fla.
You can watch Vickers experience the ride of his life, as the jump will be part of ESPN’s coverage of Saturday’s Nationwide Series race.