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What happened to Graham Dickinson?

What happened to Graham Dickinson?

Canadian wingsuit flier Graham Dickinson died after a crash during training in south China. His body was found on a cliff at the Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie of Hunan Province.

What is the longest wingsuit flight?

9 min 6 sec
Longest (duration) wingsuit flight The longest duration wingsuit flight is 9 min 6 sec, and was achieved by Jhonathan Florez (Colombia)…

How Slow Can You fall with a wingsuit?

Wingsuiters “fall” at around 70mph. This depends on the type of suit and type of flying they do. It’s not unheard of to see vertical speeds of 50mph. There’s also a way to gain altitude if you build enough speed.

Has anyone landed a wingsuit?

Gary Connery (born June 18, 1969) is a British skydiver, BASE jumper, and professional stuntman. He is acknowledged as the first skydiver to land after a wingsuit jump without using a parachute.

How long can you fly in a wingsuit?

How far can a wingsuit fly? A skydive is usually performed from around 12,000 feet over the landing area, and wingsuiters often deploy their main parachutes 9,000 feet (3 kilometers) below that altitude. At that respectable glide ratio of 2.5:1, a wingsuit pilot can cover about 7.5 kilometers of distance.

Are wingsuits really just death suits?

At first, most skydivers thought wingsuits were really just death suits, but The Original soon proved otherwise. In comparison to wingsuit BASE jumping, flying a wingsuit in a skydiving scenario has virtually zero fatalities. Wingsuiters get into their gear. Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

How many BASE jumps has Matt Gerdes done?

Matt Gerdes is the chief test pilot and co-designer at Squirrel, a U.S.-based wingsuit manufacturer. He’s logged about 1,200 safe BASE jumps to date, many of them being wingsuit flights from alpine walls.

What happened to Patrick de Gayardon’s wingsuit?

Taking inspiration from a jumpsuit worn by the late Patrick de Gayardon, a famous French skydiver who perished in 1998 when the rigging of his prototype “ram-air” wingsuit failed during a skydive, Pecnik designed a new suit that he dubbed, simply, The Original.

How many wingsuit BASE jumpers have died this summer?

Summertime in the European Alps is the so-called “killing season” for wingsuit BASE jumpers, who leap to their accidental deaths in adrenaline-fueled pursuits of human flight. This summer, however, the world’s deadliest sport has claimed far fewer lives than past seasons. Just five wingsuit BASE jumpers have died so far in 2019.