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Air Sports

Hang gliding and skydiving gives you the freedom to soar through the air like a bird. Learn more about these extreme air sports.

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How Wingsuit Flying Works

If you think Halloween is the only time you can wear wacky costumes, think again. Wingsuit flying combines the adventure of skydiving and BASE jumping with the style of a flying squirrel.


Extreme Sports Athletes Crave the Reward, Not the Risk

Think people who do things like jump out of a plane in a kayak have a death wish? A small 2017 study suggests otherwise. See more »

Stuntman Skydives With No Parachute, Just Aims for Giant Net

Luke Aikins plummeted at 120 mph, risking his life in a daredevil stunt. Physics saved him. See more »

How Highlining Works

The thought of walking a 1-inch-thick rope from one towering cliff to another makes most people feel sick. But not highliners. Where did this sport come from and how in the world do people do it? See more »

10 Things That Can Go Wrong in Air Sports

Air sports are an exhilarating hobby, but there's a long list of things that can go awry. Even the best-trained air sports adventurers need to be aware of these risks. See more »

How Paragliding Works

It may be the closest thing to real flying. With a parachute as your wing, the wind lifts you thousands of feet into the sky. But wait. How do you get back down? See more »

How Land Diving Works

Usually when someone takes a dive, he or she plunges into water. Taking a dive into the land seems like a really bad idea. Who does this and how do they survive? See more »

How Wingsuit Flying Works

If you think Halloween is the only time you can wear wacky costumes, think again. Wingsuit flying combines the adventure of skydiving and BASE jumping with the style of a flying squirrel. See more »

What was man's first attempt to fly?

Wile E. Coyote wasn't the first to strap on a pair of wings and fall off a cliff. Humans have spent years plummeting from great heights with the hopes of taking flight. See more »

Skydiving Pictures

Who would jump out of a plane intentionally? Hundreds of thousands of people, and they do it millions of times every year. See what it's like to be at gravity's mercy, with only a sheet of nylon to save you. See more »

How Daredevils Work

Daredevils plummet over Niagara Falls in a barrel, jump over tractor trailers on a motorcycle and skydive from dizzying heights. Explore the flashiest and most daring stunts that daredevils have to offer. See more »