Professional Red Bull skydivers Marco Fürst and Marco Waltenspiel took to the skies to achieve the world’s first wingsuit flight through London’s Tower Bridge. 

This feat saw the Marcos leaping from a helicopter at 3,000 feet high, gliding through the arches of Tower Bridge, and executing a breath-taking manoeuvre to soar to 80 metres before landing safely.

The film crew used a variety of the Canon arsenal, deploying 24 cameras in 14 positions to capture the descent.

The Canon product list included: EOS R5; EOS R3; EOS C500 Mark II; EOS C300 Mark III; PowerShot V10; CR-N700; CN20x50 IAS H lens; CN10x25 IAS S lens; CN8x15 IAS S lens; UHD DIGISUPER 111; CJ45ex9.7B IASE V broadcast lens

Red Bull skydiver Marco Fürst said: “I just feel amazing. The jump was beautiful and everything worked out really good. In the last two and a half years we planned everything through and had the best preparation and training. I really enjoyed the journey and I’m really grateful to work with Marco and such a good team to bring our dream to life.”  

Red Bull skydiver Marco Waltenspiel said: “You can’t rebuild this unique bridge. We did around 200 training jumps just for this day, just for this minute. The difference between training and today is, of course, huge. It’s not a common jump, it’s unique. It was quite intense and I’m super happy now.” 

It is a challenge the pair have been preparing for since April 2022 and has involved constructing a training ground in Oxfordshire, which featured two cranes to mimic the dimensions of the Tower Bridge.  


Jon Creamer

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