Yesterday morning, design-loving New Yorkers were shaking off hangovers from Saturday night's NYCxDesign festivities. But 7,500 feet above lower Manhattan, five maniacs were wide awake as they jumped out of a plane wearing wingsuits.
The Red Bull Air Force, as they're called, were promoting a non-design-related event, net weekend's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach. To that end they rocketed across NYC airspace at speeds of up to 120 mph, before steering over to the Hudson, where they deployed chutes and landed on a barge. Total airtime was around two minutes.
Red Bull has yet to release the attendant video, but the A/P managed to snag an unnarrated raw copy of the footage:
Next year we gotta hire these guys to drop the Core77 Design Daily over the city like leaflets.