On October 11th & 12th Red Bull India attempted a wingsuit fly-by at the Taj Mahal!

Industry Watch | October 18, 2022 | News

Red Bull Taj Mahal

Red Bull India attempted a Wingsuit fly-by at the Taj Mahal on October 11th and 12th where Friedrich Fugen, Vincent Cte and Aurelian Chartered flew close to the Taj Mahal, achieving a feat that had never been done before.

Frederick jumped from an airplane about 1,500 meters above sea level and, using his wingsuit, took off from the Taj Mahal at a distance of 510 meters, achieving a speed of 150 km per hour in the process. He then attained a height of about 50 meters before opening his parachute and descending the Eleven Ladders, the remains of an astrological observatory of the Mughal Emperor Humayun on the banks of the Yamuna River adjacent to the Taj.

Joining Frederick on the project were Vincent Cotte and Aurelian Chartered, who have been part of some of his most famous aerial projects in recent years.

The project was filmed by renowned aerial sports videographer Dino Rafault, who has filmed many of Frederick's projects and has also been part of a Hollywood production involving aerial filming.

Seeing the monument to love, the athletes said, “Every project and location is different, and none is without challenges.”

Frederick said, "We think it's a great honor and a huge privilage for us to be able to fly here. I know it's a very special monument and a wingsuit fly-by project like this has never been done before. That's why I love it. It's a great pleasure to do and I'm able to share this moment with my friends. I'm glad we were able to do this as a team. The Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world and it was amazing to us that we could fly our wingsuits over it and play our game in such a beautiful landscape."

He further added, "We would like to thank everyone who helped us make this happen and of course the team at Red Bull India, as it was a wonderful collaboration that helped make this dream a reality.”

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Frédéric Fugen, Vincent Cotte and Aurélien Chatard jumped out of an airplane about 1,500 metres high and flew by the Taj Mahal at a proximity of 510m at the speed of 150kmph.

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