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If This Is The Future, Where Is My Jetpack?

Jetman (previously, previously, previously) and wingman over Dubai in formation flight with A380 (YouTube). Behind the scenes video. Discussion by Emirates of the flight planning involved in ensuring, among other things, that they didn't reenact the sad fate of Stratogale as seen in The Incredibles.
posted by Major Clanger on Nov 6, 2015 - 16 comments

"It's a choice I've made, making people who care about me worry."

Split of a Second is an eight and a half minute youtube video about wingsuit flying and a practitioner of the art.
posted by jason's_planet on Dec 12, 2013 - 8 comments

Wingsuit Landing Without Parachute

First (successful) Wingsuit Landing without a parachute. Stuntman Gary Connery lands his Wingsuit into a pile of cardboard boxes without deploying a parachute -- and walks away unharmed! (All of the boxes didn't fare quite as well). Him! Him! .........
posted by Dean358 on May 23, 2012 - 59 comments

Blame it on the ADD

Grounded. Jeb Corliss pays the price. [more inside]
posted by Manjusri on Feb 23, 2012 - 38 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

Wingsuit B.A.S.E. jump fail.

This B.A.S.E. jump went very, very wrong. For reasons unknown, after a good exit from a 450 meter cliff this jumper's wingsuit did not inflate on one side, causing him to go completely unstable. Out of desperation he deployed his canopy which, as you might expect, opened with massive line twists. Yet somehow he managed to walk away unscratched! Watching this = drinking 3 cups of coffee! SLTY
posted by Dean358 on Dec 7, 2011 - 53 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

The Dream Of Flight

Breathtaking first-person-view wingsuit flights in the Swiss Alps and around Europe. Jetman (with a turbine-powered strap-on wing) flies the Grand Canyon. Meanwhile, NASA continues work on the Puffin: an electric VTOL "personal air vehicle". [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Aug 17, 2011 - 17 comments

Crack Flying

Jeebus this is thrilling (SLYT)
posted by lonemantis on Nov 29, 2010 - 72 comments


Jeb Corliss wing-suit demo. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Oct 8, 2010 - 39 comments

Not for acrophobes.

Human flight. Birdman suits enable the wearer to fly. You can jump from land or sky. If that's not exciting enough for you, add a rocket.
posted by desjardins on Oct 3, 2007 - 27 comments

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