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BREATHTAKING PARAGLIDING THROUGH AURORA BOREALIS IN NORWAY

A Spanish acrobatic paraglider pilot, Horacio Llorens has been dreaming about seeing the Northern Lights from the sky.

Breathtaking paragliding through Aurora Borealis in Norway by Horacio Llorens.

Fun while in flight © Frode Sandbech/Red Bull Content Pool

He decided to launch himself into an amazing night flight above Trømso in Norway. Since the Aurora Borealis is most visible in winter, it was a challenge to fly in cold temperatures. He had to wear a wetsuit and heated gloves in order to battle sub-zero temperatures (-15 degrees). Most of his flight was done above the waters of the Arctic sea. In case, something went wrong, the wetsuit would help him avoid the possibility of hypothermia.

Breathtaking paragliding through Aurora Borealis in Norway by Horacio Llorens.

Cold, clean curves © Frode Sandbech/Red Bull Content Pool

Along with a powerful paramotor, which gave him the chance to climb and fly through the Northern Lights, Llorens carried battery-powered spotlights to light up his rig against the night sky.

The Lights are visible to the eye, but can hardly be captured on camera. For that reason, they had to use new, ultra-sensitive camera technology to show Llorens’ flight under the lights in real time.

Breathtaking paragliding through Aurora Borealis in Norway by Horacio Llorens.

Feeling the flow, seeing the glow © Frode Sandbech/Red Bull Content Pool

Breathtaking paragliding through Aurora Borealis in Norway by Horacio Llorens.

Horacio Llorens ready for the ride of his life © Frode Sandbech/Red Bull Content Pool

Predicting the Northern Lights is an inexact science. “She’s shy. I asked her to dance many times, and she took a while to show up – but when she did, she was a beauty,” he said in a statement released by Red Bull.

Llorens’ paragliding through Aurora Borealis is one of the most magical things you will ever see.

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