This Is What It’s Like To Fly

If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to fly, you need to watch this edit of professional BASE jumper Chris “Douggs” McDougall winging over Europe.



Sure looks like fun, but the consequences of a mistake are severe. Douggs notes that over 15 years he’s not broken a bone or been badly hurt.

“100 percent of people that drink bottled water die [but] I don’t know how many people really live,” Douggs said. He is trying to illustrate a point, we think, that everyone dies, and you might as well live in full while here.

Thanks to point-of-view cameras and ballsy skydivers we can all share in the adventure, even if just on a screen.

—Magee Walker

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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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