Making One Of The Craziest Videos In Aviation


By Red Bull – First things first: if you haven’t seen the Red Bull Air Force’s “Chain Reaction” video, you need to watch it now. We’ll wait … OK, so now that you’ve seen it, you probably want to know more about it, and you’re in luck — we have an awesome behind-the-scenes video below, along with more insight from RBAF Captain Jon DeVore under that. Plus photos. Enjoy!

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XXXX performs at Chain Reaction in Moab, Utah on December XX, 2015.

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The Red Bull Air Force

We’re not just a one-discipline team. We’re not just skydivers, just BASE jumpers, or just air sport athletes. We also have people on the team like Kirby Chambliss, who is a world champion aerobatic and Red Bull Air Race pilot. We were able to take everyone’s different skills and combine them and showcase to the world that we have every discipline in air sports covered on our team, and we have world champions in every discipline.

The location

To find the right location for this project was challenging. After a lot of research we came to the conclusion that Moab was going to be the perfect location to accomplish our goals. It’s a place where extreme sports athletes from all around the world come to do everything from air sports to rock climbing. It allowed us one location to give us everything we needed to go from A to Z in this whole sequence. Not to mention it’s one of the most unique places in the world. When you see a picture of Moab, you know that’s what you’re looking at because there’s nowhere else in the world that looks like it.

Red Bull Air Force | Air Sports Project in Moab, Utah

The plan

Planning and coordinating this whole sequence was a massive undertaking that took about six months. When we had the green light for this project, it fell on our shoulders to figure out how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.

The first stage was to find the right equipment. In recent years, a few of the manufacturers started producing a new breed of high-performance parachute. These parachutes fly at such a steep angle and high rate of forward speed that top athletes around the world started realizing that with the right practice and right wingsuit design we could fly parachutes and wingsuits side by side and match speeds, but it isn’t an easy task. It took a lot of training. We got the team together in advance a few times and rehearsed the overall concept to make sure that it was going to work before we brought Kirby and his race airplane into the mix.

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