We often reach the sky with our eyes and imagine flying through white clouds. Sometimes we are saved by a lonely bird who`s trying to embrace the wind with a majestic dance. However, many people really tried for a long time to succeed and to conquer their dreams at any costs, facing the impossible with an unbelievable courage. Wingsuit flying is an excellent example for such a thrilling experience.
Wingsuit flying is the sport of flying the human body through the air using a special equipment called wingsuit, which adds surface area to the human body to create lift. The wingsuit creates the surface area with fabric between the legs and under the arms. A wingsuit may be referred to as a birdman suit or squirrel suit.
A wingsuit flight ends with a parachute opening, so 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, and to allow a parachute to deploy.
The wingsuit flier wears parachute equipment designed for skydiving or BASE jumping. The flier deploys the parachute at a planned altitude and unzips the arm wings, if necessary, so they can reach up to the control toggles and fly to a normal parachute landing.
An important thing is that instructors don`t recommend this unusual sport for unexperienced people because flying a wingsuit adds considerable complexity to a skydive. Besides, The United States Parachute Association (USPA) requires in the Skydivers Information Manual that any jumper flying a wingsuit for the first time have a minimum of 200 freefall skydives, made within the past 18 months, and receive one-on-one instruction from an experienced wing suit jumper, or 500 jumps experience to go without an instructor.
And remember, be careful what you wish for cause eventually it might turn into reality.