DIFFERENT TYPES OF WINGSUIT FLYING
Wingsuit flying can be done in plenty of different ways, which can keep even the most extreme thrill seekers on their toes. Here are some exciting ways that wingsuiters enjoy this insane sport!
Wingsuit Base Jumping
Base jumping has been a favorite activity for extreme sports enthusiasts for years, but base jumping in a wingsuit is even more intriguing! The thrill of speeding down the side of a cliff and gliding above the treetops will be an exhilarating experience, to say the least!
For the most daring wingsuit flyers, proximity flying is perhaps one of the most dangerous activities out there! Meant for the most advanced flyers, this variation of base jumping requires fliers to plan a careful path, where they pass closely by or through stationary objects! These precise jumps can go very wrong, which adds to the thrill, but should only be attempted by extremely experienced fliers.
If a solo flight doesn’t suit your fancy, flocking could be the way to wingsuit for you! This version of wingsuit flying involves a group of wingsuiters coming up with a planned formation beforehand, then taking to the sky for a group flight. Groups can be small in size, or can include dozens of flyers, which is called bigway flocking!
Demo, Artistic, and Stunts
Like any awesome extreme sport, wingsuit flying features awesome stunts and displays so enthusiasts and onlookers can enjoy the show too! Demo is probably the most fun for audiences, which is an event where groups of fliers perform organized jumps with awesome formations, oftentimes landing in stadiums or on sports fields! Artistic jumps are events where couples and small groups perform a series of flips, rolls, and other maneuvers, which are filmed mid-air by an additional flier with a camera, and are judged based on the footage! If you’re looking to break the mold, stunts are meant to push the extreme boundaries of wingsuit flying, with fliers dodging obstacles, jumping from helicopters, and extreme landing without parachute deployment. Don’t try this at home, kids!