Author Topic: The best wing suit /skydive from you tube  (Read 301 times)

Offline Unbeliever (OP)

The best wing suit /skydive from you tube
« on: June 28, 2017, 05:55:26 PM »
I don't think Rocky the Flying Squirrel could fly like this!











This is so amazing. I wonder if their arms get tired, though?
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Offline Baruch

Re: The best wing suit /skydive from you tube
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 07:48:18 PM »
Jeb Corliss is king!



What is it like to fall head first at 140 mph?  People who do things like this, I find this very inspiring ... it increases my religion.

Often the film is slowed down ... you don't realize how damn fast they are truckin'
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Offline Unbeliever (OP)

Re: The best wing suit /skydive from you tube
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 04:45:49 PM »
Wow, that's on my bucket list! I thought he was going to try to land on the top of that big rock - now that would've been even more cool!
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Ray Magliozzi
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted at all."

Offline Unbeliever (OP)

Re: The best wing suit /skydive from you tube
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 06:44:50 PM »
This is even better that a flight suit - more control, instead of just gliding.






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"Never criticize someone unless you've walked a mile in his shoes. Then when you criticize him at least you'll be a mile away - and you'll have his shoes."
Ray Magliozzi
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted at all."

Offline Baruch

Re: The best wing suit /skydive from you tube
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 10:40:13 PM »
Unfortunately you can only fly a short while, because of lack of fuel carrying capacity.  And you don't fly too close to the tail/wing wash of an airplane ... the turbulence could kill you ... in a plane or a jet wing.  Hence the delta pattern of the jets in formation, or the jet wings fling above or below the plane of motion of the planes.
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Offline SGOS

Re: The best wing suit /skydive from you tube
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 12:43:16 PM »
Parachuting from a plane somewhere in Kansas or Nebraska is one thing,  Skimming over those rocky mountain ridges is quite another.

Re: The best wing suit /skydive from you tube
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 07:17:38 PM »
I don't think Rocky the Flying Squirrel could fly like this!











This is so amazing. I wonder if their arms get tired, though?
That's not flying, its falling with style.


Back when I flew jumpers they would always give that 'you're just a pilot, what we do is real flying...' bullshit. I'd just say oh really? Then I'll go sit in a lounge chair on the field and watch you fly yourself up to 13,000ft. Start flapping asshole. They didn't much like it when I said that.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The best wing suit /skydive from you tube
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 08:45:00 PM »
Uncontrolable flapping of arms here...  Flap flap flap in desperation...
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Offline Baruch

Re: The best wing suit /skydive from you tube
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 08:36:43 AM »
Uncontrolable flapping of arms here...  Flap flap flap in desperation...

At least if you are choosing to fall head first, you will end quickly if you make a mistake.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The best wing suit /skydive from you tube
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2017, 05:20:41 AM »
Actually, the wing suit seems to be one of the more effective ways to die.  To date almost 200 BASE jumpers have been killed between 1981 and 2012, of whom 50 have died while flying a wingsuit (which postdates 1981 figures).
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