The man who leaves work flying in a "wingsuit".  Instead of a 40-minute cable car ride, it is 4 minutes from Mount Babadag

For for many of us, the daily commute to and from work can be a burden. But there are people who say that it is the highlight of the day, and one of them is Cengiz Koçak. He enjoys a spectacular view, and the trip comes with a portion of adrenaline. Koçak is working on Mount Babadag, and even though it is 1,000 meters high, it can descend in minutes. Find out how to do this by following the Focus Europa report, a Digi24 and Deutsche Welle project. The show airs on Friday at 11:30 p.m., and resumes on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

To rise above the ground like a bird of prey and then land smoothly: for Cengiz Koçak, this is the perfect end to his working day.

Koçak’s day begins like that of many other people in Turkey. One last sip of coffee and then he walks out the door.

The rest of Koçak’s routine is less common. First of all, his workplace is located at an altitude of 1,200 meters on Mount Babadağ, on the southern coast of Turkey.

His shuttle involves a cable car. And he feels at ease at such dizzying heights.

One of the few people in Turkey who practices this extreme sport

“Fear arouses my curiosity. When I’m scared, I’m aware of myself, “said Cengiz Koçak, a cable car manager.

Koçak needs challenges. During which he was a paratrooper in the Turkish armed forces, discovered base-jumping – with and without “wingsuit”. He is one of the few people in Turkey who practices this extreme sport.

Koçak arrives at work. He is the manager of the Babadağ cable car. He hangs his winged suit near his desk. But other than that, his working day has little to do with extreme sports. Its mission is to monitor the technical systems of the cable car and to supervise the Panorama restaurant and the observation platform. After eight hours of work, it’s time to leave – a moment he looks forward to every day.

“I rarely take the cable car home. Because I can fly! ”Says Cengiz Kocak.

It flies at 180 kilometers per hour

He puts on his flight suit. Because this is one of the launching points for paragliding, Koçak can reach the right cruising altitude. Then he just stretches out his arms and heads home at a speed of up to 180 miles per hour.

“Home” means one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey: Ölüdeniz.

To land safely, all Koçak has to do is open the parachute and it’s almost there. Four minutes flight instead of 40 minutes by cable car.

“Now I’m going to relax and watch Netflix,” says Cengiz about how he plans to spend his evening.

The last task is to pack your equipment in your backpack.

For most people who fly in wingsuit, this extreme sport is a rare experience. For Cengiz Koçak, it’s the fastest way home.

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