Friday, February 10, 2012

Wingsuite Base Jumping

Wingsuite Base Jumping from The Eiger

Thought men can't fly? Think twice. Their wings? Squirrel suites, wing suites, bat suites or bird suites. That's the latest 'fashion' for base jumpers, designed to add more surface area to the human body and therefore increasing the needed lift to fly. This is typically achieved by adding special fabric between the legs and under the arms.

The following 3-minute wing-suite base jumping video below has been shot back in 2009 in aid of Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion.

The guys are jumping of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps. Enjoy the adventure!

What an exciting jump! Here are some resources you might be interested in:

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