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Steiner leaps from seaplane and lands back on its wing over Lake Wolfgang

Steiner leaps from seaplane and lands on its wing

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Paul Steiner landed on the wing of the same seaplane that he skydived from! The 55-year-old jumped at 1,500 metres over Lake Wolfgang in Salzburg, Austria and landed perfectly on the left wing just after the seaplane had landed and come to a rest on the water.

Paul said: “ I have been playing with this idea for a very long time. During the guest visit of the 1950s-built American seaplane Grumann Albatross at Hangar-7 in Salzburg, I immediately saw my chance to put this dream into action.”

Paul Steiner lands on a Grumman Albatross seaplane

The plane was piloted by Flying Bulls chief pilot Raimund Riedmann. Steiner had only a two-metre landing strip to land on. He celebrated with a punch of the air from the wing of the aircraft followed by a dive into the summer waters below.

Steiner has made 5,560 jumps, his highest being from 10,100m from a hot air balloon. He’s also landed on a hot air balloon and a hang glider released by a hot air balloon.

He added: “Flying is addictive. Anyone who practices air sports knows this. The challenge of constantly trying out new things and physically and psychologically touching your own personal limits always drives me on.”

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Lesley has been in love with skydiving for 35 years. She is a multiple world and national record holder and a coach on 20 successful record events worldwide. She has over 100 competition medals spanning more than 25 years and has been on the British 8-way National team at World events. She started Skydive Mag to spread knowledge, information and passion about our amazing sport.
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