Wingsuit daredevil Espen Fadnes screams by cliff going 250 km/h

Jordan Chittley
Daily Buzz

Some people dream about flying, but Espen Fadnes actually does it.

Known as the World's Fastest Flying Human Being after winning the title last year, Fadnes puts on his wingsuit and leaps off a cliff in his native Norway for his latest viral online video.

The daredevil hits speeds of 250 km/h as he appears to comes very close to cliff faces while descending 1240 metres over a distance of 2.5 km toward a fjord. He and Project Managers Goovinn put together the video to "communicate the experience of flying," Goovinn writes on their YouTube page.

Many may think he is fearless, but the intro to the video has him saying he is "terrified." "I've just developed techniques and methods to cope with the fear."

See what it is like to fly and what Fadnes says about his jump.

"I generally try to visualize the jump I will be doing before I actually do it," he says in the video. "But when I'm done visualizing it, I feel a bit of the same sense of liberation as when I actually jump for real. It's a great feeling."

When Fadnes looks like he is about to plunge into the water, he pulls the parachute and executes and incredibly smooth landing on a nearby road. "Now I'm completely spent," he says in the video right after the landing.

Several colleagues filmed from different angles in addition to Fadnes' helmet cam to give the audience a first-hand account of what it is like to fly.

The risky sport was first developed in the 1990s to allow base jumpers to stay in the air longer and travel over long distances. People with wingsuits have been known to stay in the air for more than five minutes and hit speeds of 363 km/h.

"About once a month I dream about flying," he says in the video. "And in the dream I'm not wearing any gear. But the sensation I have in my dreams is often similar to the way I feel in real life as a basejumper."