Take Flight With The Birdmen
In the latest craze that has killed several extreme sports enthusiasts, men don wing-suits, jump off mountaintops and glide down at speeds approaching 140 miles per hour. Steve Kroft reports.
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How an expert uses a wingsuit to fly
"I Am Flying"
J.T. Holmes says he can fly. His flights may only last a minute but they are a sight to behold. Take a look and judge for yourself.
For hundreds of years, fully grown adults and very young children have dreamed about flying. Now, a small group of extreme sportsmen wearing specially made wingsuits have come about as close to flying as you can get outside the confines of an airplane, at least for a minute or two.
The wingsuit allows its wearer to stay aloft three times as long as a skydiver.