Skydiver stands on top of one plane while holding the tail of another plane [Amazing Photo of the Day]

Okay, this is insane. The following photo is of an Austrian skydiver standing on top of a plane (a glider) in the sky while holding the tail end of another plane (another glider) that is flying upside down above him. If you think that sounds crazy, wait until you see the photograph of the stunt — check it out:

Clearly he (she?) isn’t bothered by air sickness.

[via Facebook | Image credit: Markus Zinner]

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  • Ashraf

    @AFPhys: It looks like the person is holding onto a rope or something on the bottom glider, probably to prevent himself from being blown off.
    @fermier: As far as I know, this isn’t a product of Photoshop — it is real.
    @Grantwhy: Thanks for the info! I’d love to see Google reverse image find a picture of someone who’s face is pixelated. That would be awesome.

  • Grantwhy

    > right click on picture and copy url > open new tab > load Google Image Search page > click on the camera icon to activate reverse search > past url into Google reverse image search

    that took about 30-45 seconds ….. and,

    the maniac’s …. er ….. the diver’s name is Paul Steiner, he is with Red Bull Skydiving and there is a video of the stunt at the following page

    and if you think reverse google image search is freaky, try it with a photo where a person’s face has been pixelated over – there is a good chance that reverse google image search will find a version of the picture without pixelation (if there is one on the web somewhere)

  • fermier

    photo, likely true, is victim to being called photoshop. nothing can be trusted any more, we did it to ourselves.

  • AFPhys

    The craziest thing about this is doing that feat in an area where you may get bumped around like crazy by “mountain waves” and that type of weather.

    Great pic, though.