Yes, unfortunately it is.Holy .......is this for real?
[video=youtube;IvjgvXcxMsU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvjgvXcxMsU[/video]I must have missed that one. Where and when was that?
I remember reading about medical research that showed that there was a specific area of the brain that governs risky behavior. This area, from what I recall, is one of the last to fully develop, and in young men, doesn't do so until about age 25. Did these guys just miss out on that gene entirely?
I've seen video of wingsuiters skimming ski slopes (which, by the way, endangers the skiers). I think one might be able to "skid one in" on the snow.I was disappointed when I saw the preview of the report of the man in the flying squirrel suit, only to watch and see him land in a mountain of cardboard boxes. I really expected to see him come in for a landing, flare and then tumble into a wheatfield or other soft area.
Just another adrenelin junkie who's playing Russian Roulette with his life.......
Why not just don a pair of snow or water skis and use them as landing gear? Come in low, flare then touch down. No need for all the boxes.I've seen video of wingsuiters skimming ski slopes (which, by the way, endangers the skiers). I think one might be able to "skid one in" on the snow.
... which was about the L/D of the early standard Rogallo hang gliders. Of course the wingsuit guys are going a lot faster...As I understand it from the guys at the skydiving operation at my home airport, wingsuits currently max out their L/D at between 3:1-4:1...