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.
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.
‘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.’
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