Monday, September 27, 2010

Wingsuit distance record by Shin Ito

Sorry it's been a busy weekend for us, but we're back now!

Japanese wingsuiter Shin Ito did a 16.5km wingsuit flight and is applying for it to become an official record. Golden Knights Ben Borger had 18.5km, but that was including canopy ride.

In his press release is written the following:
On September 24th 2010, Japanese wingsuit pilot Shin Ito (BIRDMAN inc “TOP GUN” Team) makes the record for non-powered, human-self flight over the suburbs of Davis, California, U.S.A. SkyDance Skydiving..
At the altitude 33,430 ft (10.180m) by PAC750XL, he flew the horizontal distance of 10.19 miles (16.4 km). Wingsuit flight distance 11.68 miles (18.8km). (From exit point to Parachute deployment. point)
Free fall time was 4 minutes and 57 seconds. The Max horizontal speed was 177.7 mph (286 km/h) with his "flying squirrel "BLADE II Special Wingsuit Manufactured by BIRDMAN Inc. in Helsinki Finland.

He is going to apply UK Guinness record book, US and Japanese officials to verify his record.

The details of Shin's flight are written on the blog and website below:

Blog http://http://ameblo.jp/wingsuits/

Homepage: http://www.wingsuits.jp/

Delivered on September 26, 2010
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