The Sports Archives – Extreme Wingsuit Flying

Dubai Wingsuit Flying Trip

Wingsuit flying is the one sport which can help humans fly in the air without the use of helicopters or jets. The experience is like a bird flying in the air which is so exhilarating for the human being that it becomes a wonderful invention to all the world. Everyone would like to fly in the air like a bird or butterfly and that passion definitely comes true by this neat invention. The Wingsuit is stretched cloth under the arm and between the human legs and enables humans to have lift while descending. People need to concentrate while flying because this is not natural to a human as it is to birds which have real wings! One gets to become a super hero in the way that they always dreamed of!

Safe Process To Wingsuit Flying

Wingsuit flying is one of the most dangerous sports in the world because if you suddenly fall in acceleration and the wings are not supporting you, it can lead to serious injury and even death. There are now newer safety measures and technology introduced  airbags and Aeronautics engineering which help to ensure a safer experience.

Quality Of The Wingsuits

In earlier times, Wingsuits were made of canvas, wood, silk, whale bone and steel, however, these materials did not prove reliable.  Today’s modern Wingsuit has evolved from many trials and the persistence of many people, some of whom died while flying and improving the cause. Two names that were instrumental in Wingsuit design are John Carta and Patrick de Gayardon.   Their improvements have led to better and safer experiences for all to enjoy today.

Tips For Wingsuit Flying

Wingsuit flying is a wonderful sport and one leaves with a feeling of great achievement and satisfaction.  However proper preparation is a must requirement and this is not a sport for the faint of heart.

A person should:

  • Practice a minimum 50 BASE jumps.
  • Work on being “cool under pressure” and very comfortable in the BASE environment.
  • Have good practice and jumping skills.
  • Should have extraordinary canopy flying skills before attempting the fly and should have good landing skills.

People should feel comfortable in a Wingsuit as if they were wearing pajamas.  Flying a Wingsuit while skydiving is different from just plain vanilla skydiving.  See the United States Parachute Association (USPA) for more information about the requirements and restrictions of Wingsuit flying.  Other nations impose similar constraints.   Some manufacturing companies of Wingsuits offer instruction courses and will certify trainers to assist would-be jumpers and help them prepare for this adventure sport.

All extreme sports have a dangerous aspect which is why they are called ‘extreme’.  People need to adhere to the safety measures and precautions provided, participate and pay attention to instruction and be ‘extremely’ knowledgeable in preparation and execution of any extreme sport.

Gaetano Esposito is co-author of this article, he is a famous blogger, he also writes for Eleventy Traveller blog.

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