Birdman flight video revealed as fake - watch
Jarno Smeets, the engineer behind the flight video, has since told Dutch television that he is a filmmaker and animator named Floris Kaayk, and has called his videos "online storytelling".
He had released a series of videos since August 5, 2010, detailing the process of the creation of his 'wingsuit'.
Kaayk stated on his website: "The Human Birdwings project was a non-commercial media project supported by a professional team. The story was carefully crafted and [built] over a period of around eight months, creating the fictional character of Jarno, his backstory and the storylines leading to the final flight.
"We have been truly overwhelmed by the amount of positive reactions we got from all over the world, both on the original ideas of building the wings, the dream of flying as well as on the fact that in the end it is a fictional project.
"In the coming month[s] I will share a making-of about my project."
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