Probably the most spectacular way to experience the air
Wingsuit B.A.S.E jumping is becoming increasingly popular to a very international audience. The entire Youtube generation is witnessing how professional wingsuit B.A.S.E pilots keep pushing the limits of what’s possible in the sport while producing breath taking footage of their latest projects.
No other part of B.A.S.E has seen such a huge progress over the last few years. Wingsuit B.A.S.E has even become to the point where it does not have a lot in common with the original idea of B.A.S.E anymore. Instead it can almost be viewed as it’s own discipline. In the beginning wingsuits were used as a tool to get as much distance between a jumper and a cliff as possible. Today, though, the world has seen the evolution of „proximity flying“ where pilots are instead trying to get as close as possible to cliffs, trees and other objects. This is by far the most radical and extreme kind of wing suit piloting and does not allow for errors.
But what actually is a wingsuit? As the name already suggests it is a suit which allows a person to wear wings out of a special material. The suit allows a jumper in the correct body position to turn his body into a shape similar to that of a wing on an airplane. The resulting aerodynamic effect turns a large part of a jumper’s fall speed into forward movement. With the correct suit and body position a jumper is able to build up a glide angle of up to 1:4. This means that for every meter a jumper has fallen he has also moved forward by about 4 meters. The fall rate and glide angle depend heavily on both, the B.A.S.E jumper as well as the shape and size of the wingsuit.
However, not everybody who puts on a wing suit can immediately fly like a bird. The deciding factor in the performance is still the pilot. A jumper can influence shape and air flow of the suit even with minor changes in his body position. Direction and fall rate can be adjusted by stretching, bending and turning various parts of the body for different effects on flying performance. A pilot has to maintain a symmetrical body position throughout the flight. It’s a breath taking experience as pilot but one has to be fully awake at all times to recognize and act correctly in all situations.
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