Daredevils take part in flying birdman competition

  • 19 October 2012

Felix Baumgartner may have jumped from the edge of space but these guys are trying something a bit closer to earth.

Daredevils have been throwing themselves off a mountain in China for the Wingsuit Flying World Championships.

The competitors wear special suits which allow them to fly like birds.

This sport definitely isn't for the fainthearted and it's so dangerous that only 20 people in the world are qualified to take part.

The competition was won by South African stunt man Julian Bouillon.

He finished the course, including a dramatic dive and a loop, in the quickest time.