DETROIT – (CBS Detroit) Look up! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… No, it’s the Red Bull Air Force team. The team planned to “take a leap” at General Motors Headquarters at the Renaissance Center Wednesday to celebrate Leap Year in a memorable way.
The jumps were set for 12:30 p.m., then pushed back until 2 p.m. due to fog — and then cancelled in Detroit.
The team will be attempting the first-ever attempt at five consecutive base jumps in five different cities on the same day, including in Detroit. The one-time event will culminate in the most accomplished skydivers, BASE jumpers, wing suit fliers, and para glider pilots on the planet essentially falling through the sky and landing near the center.
The elite 11-member Red Bull Air Force team will also jump off iconic structures in Miami, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas on February 29.
Wednesday morning dawned with sleet and rain in Detroit .
The Red Bull Air Force team is assembled from the most accomplished and experienced skydivers, BASE jumpers, wingsuit fliers, and paraglider pilots on the planet. With gold medals in virtually every discipline and numerous world records to their credit, the team members combine for over 100,000 skydives and 6,000 BASE jumps.