Yesterday on Twitter a few people noticed a stream of light above the evening Los Angeles skyline. Someone called it a UFO, others thought it was a meteor. Either way, it was seen all over the city flying down directly into downtown, some even thought it hit a building. In fact, it was just a trio of winged suit flyers (Jon DeVore, Mike Swanson, and Andy Farrington) shooting across LA to get up to the last Super Moon of this decade.
@LAPDHQ later fired off a tweet saying
PSA: A meteor did not crash into Downtown Los Angeles, and no, it's not alien invasion … just a movie shoot. This is Tinseltown after all.
The Future Of Mobility Is Wingsuits, reads some silicon valley VC's email inbox pitch tomorrow morning.
It came out this morning that Red Bull was behind the stunt, because of course they were. It might have been a little bit out of touch to make this flight quite so visible, or have the flight path so close to a building. Maybe making people afraid is the best way to promote your brand, Red Bull.
It's really difficult to get across Los Angeles in a car, so maybe this wing suit is not such a bad idea. It seems much more than flying cars coming any time soon.