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Birdmen – the original dream of flight

Title
Birdmen – the original dream of flight
Dauer
43 min
Director
Matt Sheridan (USA)
Category
Adventure
When & Where
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Description
“Birdmen” is a documentary film about the dream of human flight becoming reality. It is dangerous, deadly, and requires years of training, but a select few have committed their lives to the pursuit of the purest form of human flight: Wingsuit BASE Jumping. During the film, professional wingsuit pilots Ellen Brennan, Mike Steen, and Matt Gerdes escort you through the inspiring yet tragic history of their ancestral birdmen and then show you the cutting edge of human flight in the year 2012. They pioneer new wingsuit flights in the Alps and experience the highs and lows of a flying life. Finally, the future of the sport is envisioned, where scientists in Switzerland explain how pilots can soon achieve perfectly balanced and relatively safe flight paths using cruise-control autonomous systems and small engines.