Here a Besportier we are always on the prowl for new sports and extreme activities, the latest being Flying Like a Squirrel with a Wing Suit. The wing suit mimics the natural aeronautics of a flying squirrel and provides crazy thrill seekers an outlet to express their craziness. It also works as an alternative to base jumping and free-falling, which we agree are so totally boring. Instead of just dropping out of the sky and eventually pulling a rip cord, Wing Suit like the "Flying Dude" attempt to glide fly back to a snowy mountainside runway. “All of this is technically possible,” said Jean Potvin, a physics professor at Saint Louis University and a skydiver who does parachute research for the Army. But he acknowledged a problem: “The thing I’m not sure of is your margins in terms of safety, or likelihood to crash.” This video of the flying dude is amazing! If you are interested in Flying Like a Squirrel with a Wing Suit, the suits cost about $1,000.
More info at New York Times
December 10, 2007 1:03 PM | Sport Videos