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Just Waiting Til This Is Done to Pull the Cord ...

Rubix cube solved in free fall!! [via Popular Mechanics & Dave Pell]
posted by chavenet on Sep 8, 2015 - 20 comments

What It's Like to Plummet to Earth at 834 Miles Per Hour

What's it like to plummet to Earth when your starting point is 24 miles above Earth's surface? What's it like to free-fall at 833.9 mph — 140 mph faster than the speed of sound? New footage shows Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking freefall from the stuntman's point of view. via The Atlantic
posted by jim in austin on Oct 15, 2013 - 39 comments

Lego recreation of Felix Baumgartner's record breaking skydive

Lego recreation of Felix Baumgartner's record breaking skydive
posted by Confess, Fletch on Oct 17, 2012 - 14 comments

Don't just read russian. You must think Russian.

People; ask not what F14's can do for you, but rather, what F14People can do for SLYoutubewhatwoahwowJetFighters are People?
posted by infinite intimation on Dec 15, 2011 - 38 comments

yes, THROUGH the mountain

Jeb Corliss wingsuits his way through a mountain. Yes, through. (previous wingsuit fun)
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 26, 2011 - 54 comments

Minimalist Sky Diving

Please refrain from all activity while we re-calibrate the Cojones Scale. (single link youtube post)
posted by hifimofo on Mar 3, 2008 - 45 comments

Skydive across the channel

"Skydiver in record Channel flight" is the claim made by an Austrian skydiving across the channel aided by small strap-on wings. Evidently he needed a 1 in 4 glide angle to make it, but a simple understanding of flight mechanics would suggest that the distance he could fly is proportional to the amount of strap-on wing area. At what point does skydiving become gliding?
posted by marvin on Jul 31, 2003 - 12 comments

Ah, skydiving. The air around a dropzone, especially a big one like SkyDive Chicago, is pretty rarefied: a newcomer to the sport like myself is entirely lacking in cool, even if normal people think having made even one solo jump is pretty impressive. I'm certainly nowhere near the cool-level of the Golden Knights, the Army's team of crack parachutists. Speaking of them and SDC, they were of course there when this year's national championships were held in August. I especially liked the video of them showcasing their excellent HALO technique.
posted by kavasa on Sep 23, 2002 - 20 comments

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