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Small Wingsuit presentation

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Santiago Lopardo

on 10 February 2014

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The risks of the sport
In this sport , you can have serious fractures or simply , a even death. Your parachute could not open. A simple mistake can cost your life . In this sport you can not say you have another chance.

Small Wingsuit Presentation
Wingsuit flying or Wingsuiting is the sport of flying the human body through the air using a special jumpsuit, called a wingsuit. Wingsuit modern, first developed in the 1990s, create the surface of fabric between the legs and under the arms. Wingsuit are sometimes called a costume birdman or flying squirrel suit.
A kind of equipment for the wingsuit
A wingsuit in action
The wingsuit
Camera (optional)
Our Athlete and his Story
Jeb Corliss with his friend Dwain Weston, decided to make a jump together. All this ended badly : Weston comes into contact with a bridge at a speed of 100 km / h and he died . But Corliss is alive .
The Royal Gorge Bridge
Interresting Information
Wings are used from the thirties by the American paratrooper Clem Sohn in an attempt to increase horizontal movement. These first wingsuit are made of canvas, wood, silk, steel or whalebone.

The cost of wingsuiting is 13000€. Because you have to have a well equipment, a beginner course and 200 jumps in 1.5 years.
To finish
Worls records
Fastest: the fastest speed reached in a wingsuit of 363 km/h

Longest time: The longest (duration) wingsuit flight – 9 minutes 6 seconds

Highest: The highest altitude wingsuit jump – 11,358 meters.
Jeb Corliss accident
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