Re: Phoenix Fly Wing Suit
You have to remember that they are "falling" the whole time they are gliding. Normal free fall is at about 120 MPH and approximately 1,000 feet per 5-6 seconds.
They extend that by a factor of 2-3X. If I make a normal jump from 13,500 and plan to be open at around 2,000 feet, I have 10,000 feet of free fall or about 50+ seconds.
They on the other hand, from the same altitude plan on about 2 minutes of free-fall.
It's good to get the calculations correct! Especially when jumping off of a 3-4,000 foot cliff and planning to follow the contours of the mountain.
What could possible go wrong!
I'll be in CA this October with 199 other friends trying to break the CA state record. We'll be jumping from about 20,000 feet and on oxygen.
12 K1600 GTL
02 K1200 LT (gone but not forgotten)