Alt News April 23, 2013
Circus In The Sky: Paraglider Takes Performers To New Heights

For acro paragliding pilot Gill Schneider, being in the air is a way of life: it's what he loves doing, and he makes it look easy.

Schneider has some talented acquaintances, too, with a broad range of unique skills. They may not be able to fly, but students from the circus school that Schneider's father runs are experts at juggling, trapeze, and other circus arts.

In the video above, directed by Shams Prod, Schneider uses his paragliding skills to transport some of those students to the sky, where they perform some impressive - and beautiful - circus tricks, high above the Earth.

The juggling that kicks things off is very cool - but it's the trapeze work, which starts at about the 2:45 mark, which is really breathtaking.

If you're afraid of heights (or stretching), it's probably not something you want to watch. But if you like the idea of floating high above the planet, and executing some cool tricks while you're up there, it's really worth a look.

Via Colossal

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