Aug 2011: Nailing a Target
The Jump: In a well-known wingsuiting route in Walinsee, Switzerland, Jeb Corliss buzzes a gorge mere feet above the ground and nails a balloon target held by a bystander. The incredible video becomes an internet sensation.
Why It Matters: It's the first time a wingsuiter hits a target held by someone on the ground. But the jump's brilliant, multi-camera videography helped Corliss to become a phenomenon, and brought knowledge of wingsuits to the masses. "I didn't think much of it," says Corliss. "I just hoped Awolnation (the band playing the background track) wouldn't sue me." Within days, the video had six million views — now it's been watched more than 29 million times.