Flying star – Wingsuit jumper lit up at night
This wingsuit jumper really lit up the sky with her flying – by attaching lights to the suit.
In a daring night time jump, Geraldine Fasnacht appeared like a shooting star in the sky as she flew high above the Swiss Alps.
Setting off in a helicopter in the darkness of the early hours, Geraldine jumped from 18,000 feet and was filmed flying with the sun just coming up before deploying her parachute.
The footage was turned into a short film, ‘Wingsuit Connected’.
It was directed by photographer and film maker David Carlier, 45, from Switzerland, over the summit of the Grand Combin mountain.
David said: “Night was still covering Sion airport in Switzerland when Geraldine climbed aboard the helicopter and, at 18,000 feet, jumped into the darkness.
“When she was flying at 111mph I honestly thought she looked like a star or a giant butterfly.
“She could see the highest summits of the Alps and glaciers as she began the descent.
“It was a uniquely challenging flight, because of the light, altitude and speed. The temperature was -30°C
“The idea came to me when I was doing another shoot.
“Once I had decided to do it, it just became a question of finding the right way to illuminate the wingsuit without damaging it or diminishing its flight performance, which we managed.”
Geraldine said: “Thanks to my experience as a freerider and a wingsuit pilot, I knew how to analyse the terrain in order to make the jump safely.”