Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Landing a Wingsuit UPDATE

Further to my post in April about Gary Connery Landing a Wingsuit, today is his big day - or last day.  I hope to the gods it is the former! The BBC Reports,
  • During the attempt, Mr Connery will drop for three seconds before his suit "starts to fly" and will accelerate to a top speed of about 80mph. He will land on a giant stack of cardboard boxes, which covers a strip of about 350ft (100m) by 45ft (15m) at Temple Island Meadows on the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire border.

    Mr Connery must flare his wingsuit about 200ft (60m) from the target to bring his gliding speed down to 50mph and his vertical falling speed to 15mph.

    The entire flight will take about 50 seconds, but can only take place under "perfect" weather conditions.
In 30 minutes time he could make history!  Best of luck to him.

UPDATE: Gary successfully completed his jump (and landing) today around 1530hrs.  Awesome.

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