By Nadeem Hanif www.thenational.ae
DUBAI // Two record-breaking Base jumpers say they would love to repeat their spectacular leap in April from the top of the Burj Khalifa.
Known as the Soul Flyers, Frenchmen Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet’s jump from the building’s summit at 2,717 feet eclipsed the previous world record by 500 feet.
They say their Burj Khalifa feat was among their most challenging and worthwhile efforts, including their jump from Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps in May.
“It would be the dream of any Base jumper because it’s the world’s tallest building and it really gives you time to do your stunts,” said Fugen on Wednesday.
The duo are in Dubai for the Dubai International Parachuting Championship that began at Skydive Dubai on Wednesday. But they will not be competing in the championship, which ends on December 7.
“We had been planning the Burj jump for about three years, and thanks to the help of Sheikh Hamdan [bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai] and Skydive Dubai we were able to do it,” said Reffet. “If it was up to us we would jump it every day. More info