Saturday, November 3, 2007

Fly Like A Bird!

For all of you adrenaline junkies, here is your chance to fly like a bird - literally. These wingsuits allow a person to fly like a bird. Watching the video alone gave me enough of a rush, so that I'll just continue sitting here...

Wingsuit Flying is the art of flying the human body through the air using a special jumpsuit, called a wingsuit, that shapes the human body into an airfoil which can create lift. The wingsuit creates the airfoil shape with fabric sewn between the legs and under the arms. It is also called a birdman suit. A wingsuit can be flown from any point that provides sufficient altitude to glide through the air, such as skydiving aircraft or BASE jumping exit points.

The Wikipedia article gives a really nice history of wingsuit flying and how there are wingsuit flying groups that imitate "flocks" of birds.

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