To celebrate the launch of Red Bull in Indonesia, the Red Bull Skydive team traveled to Java Island to explore the mysterious and spectacular Mount Bromo, an active volcano and the most famous peak in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The Team made history as they became the first people ever to fly over Mount Bromo in Java Island.
The team, made up of four Austrians: Georg Lettner, Dominic Roithmair, Marco Furst, and Marco Waltenspiel, ascended by helicopter to 4000 metres and performed two jumps; one with the iconic wingsuit formation reaching speeds of over 200km/h and the second jump was a freefall parachute jump during which the team deployed the Indonesia national flag as they flew over the smoldering peak.
The biggest obstacle, according to 25-year-old Dominic, was the extreme change in weather, plus the sulfuric air that can irritate the eyes:
“Although I have done numerous free-fall jumps before; this one was particularly challenging because the volcano is still active, and the weather is always changing. We can even see small eruptions coming off the surrounding peaks.”