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Some people pursue their passions by painting and playing music. Others jump off cliffs and fly through the air, reaching speeds of up to 140 miles an hour! These daredevils—known as the Birdmen—wear specifically designed suits that fill up with air and act as wings.

This dangerous, high-flying feat requires years of practice, skill and more than a bit of bravery, but the few people on earth who practice this extreme sport say there's no high quite like it.

JT Holmes, one of the Birdmen, says he's fulfilling a childhood dream of flying. "It's just really nice to follow the natural lines offered by a mountain instead of just flying out in the middle of the sky," he says. "Sky is sky, but every mountain is beautifully unique, so I like to fly with them."
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Published on February 22, 2010

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