Thursday, May 19, 2016

Video: When We Were Knights - A Story of Friendship, Love, and Wingsuits

Last summer, Base Jumper and wingsuit pilot Ian Flanders died while jumping in Turkey. When he passed, he left behind a letter to his friend Matt Blank expressing his love for the life they lived and the adventure they had together. This video is a visual translation of that letter that includes some incredible footage of the two men jumping and flying together. It is a reminder to do the things we love and pursue our passions, but also let those around us know just how much they mean to us too.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Kraig - absolute awesome amazing story. Thanks so much for sharing. So many life lessons in it. I am going to write about it this weekend on my blog. I have a question though, is the letter from Matt to Ian? At the very beginning of the video Matt says " Ian if you are reading this..." but there is another part where Matt reading the letter says: "You must go first..."
I wondered if maybe during the filming he mixed up you and I and they did not edit it out.
After watching, I figured that the letter was from Matt to Ian, and he was reading it as a tribute to Ian.