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Wingsuit flier threads needle with incredible high-speed dash through Batman Cave

Alexander Polli, a real-life Batman, on Tuesday released footage showing the renowned daredevil wingsuit-flying through a narrow mountain cave at a mind-boggling speed of 155 mph. (We’ve shortened the clip to get right to the action.)

Kids, don’t try this at home and forget you even watched this video.

Polli, a Norwegian-Italian extreme athlete who specializes in tactical wingsuit flying and base jumping, is claiming to have become the first person to have flown on his own power “through a narrow cave on a rugged mountainside.”

(Some might wonder whether the footage is genuine or manipulated. Polli, however, has a long list of impressive achievements and has been touting this project for weeks. It’d be a blow to his credibility if this were in any way manipulated.)

The appropriately named Batman Cave is located in the Roca Foradada Mountains in Montserrat, Spain. As viewers can see, it’s not much wider than Polli is tall.

As stated in the video description, “This extraordinary flight exceeds the level of commitment most fliers would even consider–there can be no attempting, the only option is success!”

The feat was remarkable, perhaps even inspirational. But crazy is another term that comes to mind.


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Not a batsuit, but a Spitfire - this took place about 8 miles from my house. It was a recreation of a stunt some Canadian pilots used to do who were based at RAF Goosepool (now Durham Tees Valley Airport MME ) during WWII - Isn't the sound amazing.



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When I was stationed at NAS Whidbey IS., Washington, in the late 1960s, two fellows got into big doodoo for flying one of these:



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At about 450 knots.

It was rumored that cockpit video existed, but was confiscated. It is probably in the collection of some Admiral's estate.

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