We’ve got our kix start

Indoors skydiving or maximum adrenaline. Airsports team tried it for real! It was amazing as none of us did this before. The kick was maximum. I am sure you’re wondering what is it feel like. Nothing hard to imagine. You start with your terms and conditions, than they play a DVD for you, so it’s easy to imagine what’s gonna happen in there. After you’re familiar with the “indoor situation” you receive a special costume, goggles, helmet and you’re ready to start! As we entered into the tunnel chamber, things got really crazy. The instructor helpped us to relax and we started the flying. It’s really an interesting situation. The atmosphere inside the tunnel is not something you felt before, is quite anusual. We did pretty good, tried to practice turns and 360 from the first time.   The whole experience was extraordinary for all of us and maybe after a few sessions we’ll make the huge stept of jumping from 5000 ft.

Drazen Wingsuit Team at 2010 Al Ain Aerobatic Show

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What’s the most dangerous thing about flying?

Overloaded aircraft engine?  Skydiving from a high altitude? Gliding? Maybe not! A recent personal and careful documentation showed that wingsuit flying is the most scarry one!

Wingsuit flying is a form of base jumping, using a special suit and no other equipment. According to the ,,greatest” Wikipedia, ,,Wingsuit flying is the art of flying the human body through the air using a special jumpsuit, called a wingsuit, that shapes the human body into an airfoil which can create lift. The wingsuit creates the airfoil shape with fabric sewn between the legs and under the arms. It is also called a birdman suit or squirrel suit.”

A bit of history: Since 1930’s,  after many failures, Jari Kuosma of Finland and Robert Pecnik of Croatia teamed up to fulfill their dream of creating a wingsuit that was safe and accessible for all skydivers when they established BirdMan, Inc in 1998.  BirdMan’s Classic, designed by Robert Pecnik, was the first wingsuit offered to the general public.

So you’re completly carried by wind, as well as a bird and try to avoid obstacles in your way, like big rocks and trees:). At first sight I think everyone of you asks himself who has the courage to do this? I’m afraid many we know, many of our friends or people u  just met! It’s a dangerous sport but a very cool one!

Wanna try to do some wingsuit flying? Check out these links for more infos (how wingsuit flying works, wingsuit competition). Watch video below and see the real adventure:

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32 Base Jumpers – 180m

JinMao2004-GaryCunningham&JasonFitzherbert How it is not be scared about hights? I think pretty normal. But hights that measure 180m?

32 base jumpers thrilled the crowd in Penang with their skydiving skills as they leaped off Komtar’s 62nd and 64th floors. That was a 180m jump! Kinda’ scary for anyone who is not in the business:) The jumpers took turns taking off from the two floors from 8.30am(very early !!!!!)  to 5.30pm on the 18th of October as the crowd was watching. Cool! One of the jumpers, Australian Gary Cunningham, started jumping since he was 16.

,,When I first started doing the jumps, it felt like my soul was separated from my body.

I was very scared but after a number of jumps, I managed to overcome the fear,, , he said.

Great feeling I think! We should try it some time! What do you say?

Mathieu and Emilia two adventurous explorers

Mathieu Rouanet is an experienced sportive. This year he won the title: World Air Games Paramotor World Champion. He and his girlfriend Emilia have two adventurous lifes. Everytime they have the chance and time they go and experience the limits of sky.  He likes Hot Air Balloons and he is also a big fan of base jumping.  According to his tweets today (13th October) Mathieu is actually flying a hot air balloon. His girlfriend,Emilia is very inventive and she created her own paramotor. WoW!!!! These days they are involved in a competition. Starting 19th October 2009, Mathieu and Emilia need to gather as many views as they can for this video.  If you want to encourage them watch their video here.

Base Jumping adventure starts in Malaysia

Why do we need adrenaline so much? Guess because it makes us happy. Have you ever felt as you’re the master of your own fears and you want to test your limits? Ever tried bungee? What about base jumping? Base jumping is a sport using a parachute and participants jump of the fixed objects like towers, buildings, bridges. In my opinion this is a great start for ones who want to try skydiving and jumping from plane. It’s almost like bungee jumping but in this case you are secured with a parachute:)

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This week 16 base jumpers from around the World (11 from Malaysia, others from Australia, New Zealand, India and Turkey) got together to jump from the Teruntum Complex in Kuantan. The building measures 96 m (3 times an 8 floors block of flats) and it is going to be a real challenge for the participants. This demonstration is the first of the KL Tower International Jump in Malaysia 2009. The next stops for jumping will be in Felda Residence Hotel (Terengganu), Menara Alor Star (Kedah), Menara Pelita (Kuching), Menara Tun Mustapa (Kota Kinabalu), Menara Komtar (Penang) and Menara Taming Sari (Malacca).