On a wingsuit and a prayer

Posted: November 27, 2013 by kirisyko in SykOtic, Wing suit
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Her blonde hair, petite frame and painted nails could be deceiving, but soaring at 112 miles per hour Ellen Brennan certainly lives up to her title as the fastest flying woman in the world.

After starting wingsuit flying just seven years ago, the 26-year-old American, has quickly established a name for herself in the flying world.

Growing up in New York, she quickly moved to the mountain town of Sallanches, France, to be closer to the hills that she now practices from every day.

Ellen Brennan, 26, the fastest flying woman in the world, wingsuit flying in Zhangjiajie, China Ellen Brennan, 26, the fastest flying woman in the world, wingsuit flying in Zhangjiajie, China

 

Gliding above the ground at over 3,500 metres, she effortlessly sails through the sky, giving the birds a run for their money.

  

She said: ‘I started skydiving with my dad when I was 18, and then when I got bored of that I started BASE jumping from hot air balloons, bridges and small cliffs.

‘However I quickly realised that I had the most fun when I was wingsuit jumping from big mountains.

Miss Brennan captures herself mid-flight as she wingsuit flies over mountains in Chamonix, FranceMiss Brennan captures herself mid-flight as she wingsuit flies over mountains in Chamonix, France

 

Lift off: Miss Brennan launches herself into another epic wingsuit jump in NorwayLift off: Miss Brennan launches herself into another epic wingsuit jump in Norway

 

The fastest flying woman in the world, during a flight in Lauterbrunnen, SwitzerlandThe fastest flying woman in the world, during a flight in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

 

Miss Brennan showing her wingsuit flying skills in Zhangjiajie, ChinaMiss Brennan showing her wingsuit flying skills in Zhangjiajie, China

 

‘It was never a huge goal of mine, but as I became bored with the other sports I fell into the world of wingsuiting. I have been flying for seven years now and I can’t imagine ever becoming tired in this sport.’

Ellen was originally given the title as the fastest flying women at the World BASE Race in Romsdalen, Norway, after she had won both the Kjerag U-Turn race and the WBR race in Romsdalen.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2514035/Ellen-Brennan-wingsuit-base-jumper-worlds-fastest-flying-woman.html#ixzz2lqwaiBcF

 

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