Thursday 22 February 2018

WATCH: Check out this incredible (and terrifying) wingsuit jump over Galway City

Jason Kennedy

Jason Kennedy

This video is not for the faint-hearted.

Tipperary-man Michael Moran shared this incredible footage of a recent wingsuit jump over Galway city.

Michael in his wingsuit
Michael in his wingsuit

The sky diving fanatic glided along the City of Tribes using the specialist suit, which has extra fabric between the arms and legs and the torso, which allows for drifting through the air.

The footage has been viewed more than 13,000 times since it was uploaded last month. Michael (25), started sky diving when he was just 16 and admits it is his biggest passion.

Michael Moran (25)
Michael Moran (25)

"At the start, my mother thought it was a once off thing, but after a while, she realised it was going to be a permanent thing," he told Independent.ie.

Moran, who now lives in Galway, has travelled to different countries to fuel this hobby, but admits he still gets nerves when he's about to take the leap.

"Every time you get scared doing it. It never goes away. I don't think I'd have gotten into it at this stage in life. Sometimes I feel like I've gotten away with a lot.

"It's definitely my passion. It consumes me. My girlfriend will tell you that."

Michael Moran
Michael Moran

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