Video: Base jumper hits target over Great Wall of China

  • 30/05/2016
Video: Base jumper hits target over Great Wall of China

World-famous base jumper and wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss said he felt "great" and "relieved" to have successfully performed the 'Human Arrow' stunt at the Great Wall of China on Sunday morning (local time).

Corliss dropped from a helicopter at 1.83 kilometres, flew through the air at 193km/h and hit a target suspended over the Great Wall of China.

He had been planning the project for a decade, as it involved a lot of precision, he told the Associated Press in Beijing following his stunt.

"I feel great," he said. "This is a project about 10 years in the making. It is something I have been dreaming about for a long time.

"Doing a project over something like the Great Wall, which is symbol of a nation, is amazing. It's amazing to do something over a historic monument like this and to be able to do something that involves so much precision. To strike an apple-size target with something the size of a GoPro, it's really challenging, especially when you are jumping from over a mile away, and with the wind conditions that we had; it was super hard."

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