World Championships in Zhangjiajie Flight
A contestant flies over the mountains during the first wingsuit world flying contest at Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie in Central Chinas wulingyuan natural heritage site, Oct 17, 2012.
The extreme sports event attracted the worlds top 15 wingsuit fliers from nine countries including the US, Britain, France, Italy and Norway. Only eight contestants advanced to the next days final.
The sport involves the art of flying the human body through the air using a special jumpsuit, called a wingsuit, which adds surface area to enable a significant increase in lift.