Out-take from The Asgard Project, an impressively long wingsuit flight from Mont Brento, Italy.
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Its blue skies and warm weather here in Holland, so no better time to sit down in front of a computer and doing some work..
We've been busy updating the FlyLikeBrick Flight manuals to HD for our website and are now hosting them via our (pro) account on Vimeo.
You can now embed the videos where-ever you like, or view them on our website or on the new Wingsuit Instruction channel on Vimeo.
Im currently editing several new Flight Manuals, the next one is sceduled to be on body position at pulltime.
Other subjects we're planning on covering are flatspin and instability recovery (with example footage), high speed exits from tailgate aircraft, advanced backflying and more.
If you have requests, or think you can assist with some nice example footage for the topics currently planned...give a shout via email or PM.
In this new video, SSG Ben Borger describes what actions took place on 14 Apr 2010. With the team work of the USAF's 97th Airlift Wing and many others the new record could not be possible. SSG Borger tells of his adventure landing into a unexpected farmers field. Thank you for your continued support of the US Army Parachute Team and the Soldiers of the US Army.
This is a video of my 27th wingsuit jump (or maybe the 26th or 28th, I don't know for sure) made at dropzone Hoevenen near Antwerp in Belgium, with my teammates Bavo Vleminckx and Bart Vereecken as performers :)
The babylon freefly / soulflyers team flying wingsuit in skydive empuriabrava
In addition to his wing suit, an oxygen mask and several layers of gear, Borger touched down with a smile that didn't leave his face for days.
Geoffrey Robson flying a new route from the Groot Drakenstein mountains above Boschendal, near Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The video was recorded on his helmet-mounted video camera.
One week later he tried the same route, but tried to cross the ridge between Devil's Tooth (the peak to the front,right) and the mountain. His calculations were wrong, and he failed to clear the ridge, resulting in his death at the age of 31.
Geoffrey completed his Master's degree at the University of Stellenbosch, and was a PhD student at the ETH in Switzerland, where he conducted research on wingsuit flying.
Here is a recent talk where he describes his research and here and here are two newspaper articles on his impressive life and tragic death
The handle of the pilot-chute disappeared inside the legpouch.
Don't know what exactly caused this, but it was defenitly in position on the exit.
Lesson learned... Always make sure that your PC fills out the legpouch so tight, that there is no space for the handle to dissappear.
Miles, Mike, Sean and I just finished our last day at Eglin AFB. We put on a wing suit performance and were lucky enough to be able to jump out of one of the actual C-47 aircrafts that dropped some of the boys into D-Day.
Jump with very large wingsuit and small high performance canopy (non crossbraced) with short line trim.
Pilot chute pulls canopy out of the bag, pilot chute collapses.
Canopy then gets sucked into the burble of the wingsuit and does not catch air, bounces around on the back of the pilot. Pilot makes body movements, canopy catches air and inflates properly. Landing without any issues. Pilot is a very experienced skydiver, wingsuit flier and base jumper.
Latest update: Ben Borger set a new distance record
Everything went as planned while in flight, and SSG Borger exited the C-17 at 0749 and landed safely at approximately 0756. He traveled a total of 11.5 miles and now holds the world record for greatest distance traveled while in freefall. SSG Borger was in freefall for 6 minutes 35 seconds, just short of the current world record of 6:48.
Steph Davis has been pushing the limits of climbing for 18 years, cross discipline. She is known for her free ascents of El Capitan, for climbing hard cracks in the Moab desert, for free soloing long and committing routes, and for first ascents in South America, the Karakorum and the Arctic. Steph is also an avid BASE jumper and wingsuit pilot. She has made hundreds of jumps, including combining free soloing with BASE.
Aside from climbing and jumping, Steph loves running, skate skiing, gardening, cooking and writing. She is a prolific blogger and a vocal supporter of veganism, animal welfare and simple living. Steph prefers climbing areas that are good for dogs.
Please check back regularly for additional updates. For videos, photos and more information on Steph, please visit Steph’s blog High Places.
Ben is safely back on the ground! Gotta crunch the numbers to get the exact distance
Big Curry goes extreme thanks to Major Alastair Macartney and Jump4Heroes.
What does everyone want to eat as soon as they have BASE jumped off a massive mountain in Switzerland? A curry of course!
Get involved in Big Curry! Send in your videos to email@example.com (IF you can do better)
Big Curry isn't just about extreme sports. It is about raising money for soldiers and their families who do so much for us, in extreme circumstances. Get involved and help!
Jumpers are Bart Vereecken, Jarno Cordia and me in wingsuits. Bavo Vleminckx as TI and Martijn Zandvliet as passeneger.
Old footage from the first few flights on my Firebird R wingsuit. I had been on a demo Firebird R a couple times before this. I thought it was pretty comical how unstable I was, especially that I can't seem to stop banking. I have noticed I do it a lot in my ws--even today. I am obsessed with banking. This is my wingsuit. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My wingsuit is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life...
Some of the flights that i did jumping with my Vampire 2 wing suit from the Monte Brento in Italy. I got to make my big dream true arriving in the main landing area flying this wing suit. It looked me impossible some years ago.
It's back and then jumps to the first stones for most of us this year. I speak good breaks stones and not without some jumps sliders down made during the winter. Looks like this year we did a lot this winter break.
Mount Brento in Italy is the perfect place to start learning to his departure negative, the height of verticality and its field of operation. This place well known of small word of basejumpers is the ideal place to grow in wingsuit in good conditions. It seems we've all gotten to the goal we set ourselves.
Mount Brento is a difficult place with regard to weather and upper air, always a gamble as displacement. Last year at this same period there was still much snow on the path to the exit. This year we have been very lucky and we could jump all day and the wind was rarely an obstacle.
The patrol of good days ahead, strongly future flights ...
Flying trough the small Tabasco crack on The Eiger. Its a bit tight when you come around the corner, but still enough space. Doable from the high Eiger exitpoint!
Interview with Robert Pecnik from Phoenix-Fly Innovations. Robert Pecnik is the founder of Phoenix-Fly and the designer of the first commercial wingsuit and co-founder of BirdMan International, Inc. Robert started his skydiving career in Zagreb, Croatia in 1982. Find more informations about Robert or Phoenix-Fly: www.phoenix-fly.com