Since morning the media has reported on an unusual situation that can be seen in the skies of the capital. There was talk and writing about Warsaw about “fireball”, “burning airplane”, “fireballs” or “percussion swarm”. In the meantime, It turned out to be another marketing campaign by Red Bull, a maker of energy drinks.
Over Warsaw The Red Bull Skydive flew in a four-man wing suit. Thanks to the special cases and the bright flares associated with them, the jumpers flying over the city resembled “shooting stars”.
– Freefalls had beautiful flares with us and flew together in formation. At the beginning and end of the flight, just before opening, you need to pay close attention and make sure everything is in order. During the flight to Warsaw, we had about 20-30 seconds to see the surroundings and enjoy the view, which was amazing – said Max Manove, one of the jumpers on the Red Bull Skydive team.
Max Manov, Marco Waldenspeel, Marco First and camera operator Peter Salsman flew over the Vistula River at 200km / h. After 9 p.m., they jumped from the helicopter over the Asiankovsky Bridge, at an altitude of more than two thousand meters, and flew about three kilometers to the north. After crossing the Śląsko-Dąbrowski bridge, they opened their parachutes three hundred meters above the ground and landed on the beach in Prague.
fot. Peter Salsman Red Bull Content Pond
Photo: Łukasz Nazdraczew, Red Bull Content Pool
Red Bull Wing promotes warmth
The move took place the night before the peak of the Perseid crowd and was a surprise to people who spent the evening on the Vistula Boulevards. Some may have been under the illusion that they were observing an unusual astronomical event. The August sky over Poland is ideal for searching for meteorites from the Perseid cluster. The night flight in our capital was not the first event attended by the Red Bull Skydive team. Previously, they were considered “shooting stars” in Sao Paulo and Copenhagen.
This week the real Perseids are most clearly visible in the sky. These “shooting stars” are particles of the cosmic object left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet, which occasionally looks at the solar system. When the Earth crosses the orbit of a comet in its orbit, usually larger particles than sand grains do not fall into our atmosphere. High-speed friction illuminates the air around them, which we call meteorites.
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