A parachutist rode a wing suit flyer like a surfboard in mid air above Skydive City in the Zephyr Hills, Florida during a daring stunt

Parachutist rides man in wingsuit like a surfboard

A skydiver rode a man in a wingsuit like a surfboard in a death defying stunt 13,500ft above the ground.

The daring stunt saw the thrill-seekers leap from a plane at the Skydive City, in Zephyr Hills, Florida.

Iain Jensen, 31, and wingsuiters Avalon Wolf, 25, Brayden Jones, 29, and Lane Paquin, 28, all joined together in one of the ‘newest and most exciting disciplines in skydiving’.

In the striking footage, you can see Mr Jensen leap from the plane and unfurl his canopy parachute.

As he glides through the air, he is followed by the wingsuiters who jump ten seconds later.

One of them glides underneath him and, in an incredible turn and slides underneath Mr Jensen so the two are attached.

They soar through the air with Mr Jensen riding the wingsuiter like a surfboard as they plummet towards Earth.

Remarkably, they spin two or three times, barrel rolling in mid-air while still connected together.

A parachutist rode a wing suit flyer like a surfboard in mid air above Skydive City in the Zephyr Hills, Florida during a daring stunt

A parachutist rode a wing suit flyer like a surfboard in mid air above Skydive City in the Zephyr Hills, Florida during a daring stunt

Mr Paquin said: ‘Once the wingsuiters are out of the plane and spot the canopy pilot, they work their way in. Once in proximity, everything must move slow and smooth.

‘After we separate, all the wingsuiters still have to deploy their parachutes. Everyone flys their parachute back to the airport and land safely.

‘Emotions were high once we landed, this is groundbreaking stuff.

‘It had never been done before done and everything had to be perfect.

‘There are a million things that could go wrong. Getting barrel rolled while attached to your buddy’s bare feet is a pretty amazing feeling.’

Mr Paquin continued: ‘The discipline is called Extreme Relative Work or XRW.

‘It’s the newest and most exciting discipline in skydiving, having canopy pilots and wingsuiters interacting together would not be possible normally.

‘The forward speed of a wingsuit is much much higher than most parachutes.

‘However, Iain’s parachute is so small, that it flies fast enough forward and down that a wingsuiter could fly alongside.’

Wing suit flyer Lane Paquin, 28, said 'The discipline is called Extreme Relative Work or XRW. It's the newest and most exciting discipline in skydiving'

Wing suit flyer Lane Paquin, 28, said ‘The discipline is called Extreme Relative Work or XRW. It’s the newest and most exciting discipline in skydiving’

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