“I’ve been flying all around the world, in all kinds of elements, but flying here is different; it’s dark, it’s cold and the sky is on fire.” Words from spanish acrobatic paraglider pilot Horacio Llorens—describing his recent paragliding trip to Trømso, Norway, to film a breathtaking flight across the Norway night sky, ‘ablaze’ with the Aurora Borealis.
The awe-inspiring shots were captured by the Red Bull media team and show Llorens battling sub-zero degree temperatures on the ground near Trømso, Norway before heading up into the dancing night sky. The opening scene, with Llorens looking out of the sash windows at the Aurora, is like something out of a fairy tale; the cinematography team (Matt Pain, Frode Sandbech, Thomas Flått) headed by director Frode Sandbech did an awesome job capturing the scene and telling the story.
For the flight, Llorens was protected from the elements with a wetsuit and battery-heated gloves.
After powering up his paramotor, he flatland-launched himself into an amazing night flight with the ethereal green waves of the Aurora Borealis in one of the most breathtaking displays of flight we’ve ever seen.