Bird’s Eye Phew! Wingsuit-Wearing Adrenaline Junkies Film Manhattan Plunge

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Jeff Provenzano and Amy Chmelecki prepare to practice winguit skydiving at The Ranch in Gardiner, NY, USA on May 16, 2014. (Red Bull)

Jeff Provenzano and Amy Chmelecki prepare to practice winguit skydiving at The Ranch in Gardiner, NY, USA on May 16, 2014. (Red Bull)

Ever wanted to get an aerial Instagram without that pesky airplane wing? Well, yesterday five skydivers got the ultimate opportunity when they leapt from the sky wearing nothing but a wingsuit.

Organized by Red Bull, Jeff Provenzano, Sean MacCorma, Amy Chmelecki, Jon Devore and Andy Farrington all made the awe-inspiring dive together on Sunday. The group jumped off a plane 7,500 feet above the city and in two minutes, they traveled two miles, starting from the Financial District and landing on a barge in the Hudson River.

They flew as fast as 120 mph in their wingsuits, according to Red Bull’s website. The suits are high-tech jumpsuits that add surface area to the body with extra fabric between the legs and arms (think flying squirrels). The stunt was a promotion for the Bethpage Air Show, which will take place this weekend on Long Island’s Jones Beach.

“I’ve been dreaming about this since I was a kid,” said Mr. Provenzano, who grew up in New York. “It’s been years of looking up at the big buildings and wondering if there is a day that I can fly over them. That day was today.”

Watch their video here, if you’re not afraid of heights: