09-19-2014, 12:31 PM
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This is an incredible jump I believe 4k feet.


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 09-19-2014, 01:24 PM
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Very cool. One more thing checked off the bucket list.

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 09-19-2014, 05:01 PM
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Wow! Those guys have courage!

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 09-24-2014, 03:14 PM
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NOPE!

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 09-25-2014, 01:47 AM
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Great vid as I have watched it before. You should really check out the wingsuit vids on epictv & red bull. Some insane stuff there. The title of this should be edited though to include "BASE" as the world record sky dive is a different beast altogether and well worth watching if you have not seen the vids yet. Just google Colonel Joe Kittinger and Felix Baumgartner as they both share the records associated with skydive.

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 09-27-2014, 09:02 PM
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I was thinking about Baumgartner when I read the subject. Baumgartner broke the sound barrier in freefall and has the record for highest. Kittenger has the record for longest, but he used a drogue chute and that slowed him down.

But this is what I would LOVE to try. That is if Breitling were to send me a set of those wings for free.


Those engines on the wing are available for anyone to purchase. http://www.jetcatusa.com/

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 09-28-2014, 09:01 AM
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Wow, Brian! That would be an amazing ride! Good luck to you if you ever try it! Biggrin

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 09-28-2014, 07:12 PM
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I'd kill myself if I tried today. That's if Breitling would loan me the $250,000 wing. Not a chance, so I won't even be tempted. But who hasn't dreamed of flying?

I was thinking about this today. I think I'd want an axle and a set of wheels, my body as the fuselage, take off and land from tarmac or grass. I'd do that. I'd still want a 'chute just "in case". But Breitling still would never loan me the wing. They don't even know who I am.

40 years ago I'd have been all over it, but of course the engines didn't exist, and neither did carbon fiber technology as we have it today.

I wonder what the stall speed is on the wing?

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