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paul wheaton
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I have dreams like this all the time




Is this one flight or a bunch of flights?

How does he stop? (or maybe his is still going)


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paul wheaton wrote:Is this one flight or a bunch of flights?

I think it's one flight, but the video makes it look longer than it is because you see the same segments of the flight multiple times from different angles - he has multiple cameras with him, plus friends on the ground, and the video tries to show all the interesting views available.

paul wheaton wrote:How does he stop?

I'm pretty sure he has a parachute - it's just that the pack is more aerodynamic than most chutes are, so it looks like part of the suit. Wingsuit jumpers normally use parachutes, anyway. I've never heard of other techniques being used. Landing in a lake might be possible, but probably painful. And then you'd have to ditch the suit to swim. Unless it floats. Launch techniques vary: jumping from a plane, off a cliff, or skiing off a cliff and ditching the skis.
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Mike Simmons wrote:
paul wheaton wrote:Is this one flight or a bunch of flights?

I think it's one flight

Nope, I was wrong, multiple flights. Here's the Matterhorn section, with landing:


And from Jungfrau:


And elsewhere in Switzerland (Hinterrugg near Walenstadt, apparently):
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And, silly me I was thinking they must have their own "Christ the Redeemer"-like statue near the Matterhorn. But no, it's the recognizable one in Rio:
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On landing without a chute:

Flying Humans, Hoping to Land With No Chute
How to Land in a Wingsuit, Sans Parachute

No word, apparently, on anyone succeeding. Yet.
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Who pays for the helicopter? Is the guy just rich, or is this all part of some tv show?

 
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