Five thousand feet above Parakai Airfield, skydiver Nick Batsch falls from the sky.
He's going so fast,cameras can barely keep up with him.
But moments before he hits the ground he swoops, travelling at 150km/h, a New Zealand record.
Batsch is one of the world's top skydivers, and he has a very particular specialty. Normally in an average skydive, parachuting down is done vertically – however Batsch prefers to parachute horizontally.
Batsch is a veteran of more than six thousand jumps, and he's here to show aspiring Kiwi swoopers how it's done, because he's pretty good.
"We fly a really small parachute about the size of a twin bed sheet and it's about 150km/h, and then I take that speed and transition it into lift and land it like an aeroplane."
Batsch has described his fears – not the fears of dying, but the fear that someone else doing better than him.
Having never skydived in New Zealand before, he describes how as you travel in the air here, there are different moistures and altitudes he must take into consideration.
"This has an effect on how far and fast we can fly and then there's always the stress in competition of performing well as an overall athlete," says Batsch. Not just trying to break records, because I don't want to just break a record – I want to win the competition as well."
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