Archive for Skydiving

This is by far the coolest, most amazing, most insane… this is the ULTIMATE WINGSUIT VIDEO! Check out the crazy stuff these guys do in the Norwegian mountains… you really won’t believe it. Jean Loic Albert explains how these guys fly within hands reach of the cliff face, something called proximity flying and how they manage to push themselves to the absolute limit. You know how they say: “Boy got skills” and this is definitely true. Enjoy!

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Greg Gasson is an American professional skydiver having jumped thousands of times out of airplanes. After all these jumps, Greg wanted to do a first… be the first to land in another aircraft. Check out this video and see for yourself how he managed to pull this stunt off.

Plane to plane skydive

There are some in the world that really really want to fly like the birds… but they hate paragliders, hang gliders and sailplanes. So what is left for these people? Maybe strapping some small engines to your legs and using a wingsuit might do the trick… this guy claims he managed to fly straight and level for almost 30 seconds and that is quite impressive considering he was propelled by two small rc jet engines.

Rocket Bird

Space Jump

On August 16, 1960, Joseph Kittinger jumped into the record books with his record breaking Excelsior jump, doing so from an air-thin height of 102,800 feet (31,334 meters). From that nearly 20 miles altitude, his tumble toward terra firma took some 4 minutes and 36 seconds. Exceeding the speed of sound during the fall, Kittinger used a small stabilizing chute before a larger, main parachute opened in the denser atmosphere. He safely touched down in barren New Mexico desert, 13 minutes 45 seconds after he vaulted into the void. Guess you can say this guy had balls of steel… or something because that is really one very impressive jump!

Space Jump

I love sky

“I love sky” is a great episode of a great animation series. This bear is probably one of the unluckiest bears ever, but he’s also one of the funniest. Enjoy this great skydiving animation.

I love sky

There have been quite a lot of stunts performed by skydivers over the years and this one has to be one of the coolest of them all. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is already a sign of madness, but jumping out of a perfectly good airplane without a parachute and with just a pair of shorts on you is definitely beyond crazy… or so it would seem. My personal opinion? Coolest jump ever!

Jumpin’ chuteless

Dwaine’s death

Most people think skydiving is a dangerous sport. Jeb Corliss is probably one of the best known professional skydivers in the world and in this interview he talks about his friends death. Dwaine died after hitting the bridge at 120 mph and Jeb Corliss was there to see it.

Dwaine’s death

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Wing Walk

Well, there are many ways you can take a walk and a few ways of jumping out of an airplane… and then there is of course walking on the wing of the plane and jumping away. Yeah, that’s pretty cool but can you do that without the chute?

Wing Walk

Record breaking 80+ formation. Two jumps were made in an attempt to set a new world record in the parachuting sport of “canopy formation”. The historic 81 and 85 person jumps were planned by a group called CF World Record 2005. The skydivers secured themselves to each other by wrapping their feet around the lines of the parachutes below them creating this wonderful parachute diamond.

Parachute diamond

Jeb Corliss is a professional BASE jumper, skydiver, and wingsuit flyer. “BASE” is an acronym that stands for the four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump:

* Building
* Antenna (an uninhabited tower such as an aerial mast)
* Span (a bridge or arch)
* Earth (a cliff or other natural formation)

On April 2006, Jeb Corliss was arrested while attempting to jump from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. As a result he was fired and banned from all future Discovery Networks projects (he had been hired as host of the Discovery Channel program Stunt Junkies). Anyway check out this great video featuring Jeb Corliss having fun all over the world jumping from all sorts of things. Also included is some wingsuit action. Enjoy!

Jeb Corliss BASE demo