An Indoor Wind Tunnel For Learning How To Fly With A Wingsuit

December 13, 2016

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This is a video of the proof of concept for the Inclined Indoor Wingsuit Flying facility opening in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2017. It's basically a wind tunnel that lets you fly with a wingsuit in a much more controlled environment than having just jumped out of an airplane grasping a twin bedsheet. It's like one of those indoor skydiving tubes. Me? I prefer the baby bird method of learning how to do something new. "Just getting pushed out of the nest?" Exactly. I learned to drive one day when my dad tossed me his car keys and told me to go pick up my little sister from school. I was eight and it was more amazing than any roller coaster.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Macca, who agrees you don't need a wingsuit to fly if you've got fairy dust.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Crap... Sweden... Can somebody build one of these in Pittsburgh? I sort of want to learn how to wingsuit. I'm 80% sure I'll die the first attempt. But that 20% is what I'm hoping for.

  • Akegata

    Flying wingsuits isn't really hard. The hard part is getting the time and money to do enough skydives to be allowed to jump with a wingsuit.
    On the other hand it's also pretty much the most fun you can have, so just go for it!

  • Frédéric Purenne

    "... in a much more controlled environment than having just jumped out of an airplane grasping a twin bedsheet."
    BWAHAHAHAHA!! Omg GW, those literature pearls are why I read your article.

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