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Old Mar 25, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Guess it was bound to happen eventually..

Sad. Glad he survived though..
http://articles.businessinsider.com/...s-strong-winds

Jeb Corliss - Grounded (2 min 47 sec)
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Wow.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Guess they don't always make it.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 05:51 PM
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Thats been 6 weeks or more...
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 06:09 PM
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He should be back in the air by now, 6 weeks.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 11:20 PM
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That's what he gets for rock hoppin. Needs quite a bit more distance.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 07:15 AM
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That's what he gets for rock hoppin. Needs quite a bit more distance.
I saw this a few weeks ago. It was aired on HBO's real Sports as their crew was doing a story on him and they happened to be there for those jumps. This guy is so lucky!

I've been following this guy for a while and a few other wingsuit flyers. While Corliss was one of the pioneers of this "sport". I can tell you from observation he is not the best flyer, perhaps the craziest? But not the most skilled! He has had many costly encounters and many near misses. He pushes it too far man!

HBO actually showed the whole clip of his buddy getting disintegrated after hitting a bridge. Footage I had scene up until the impact, then whatever show is airing it edit's the impact and shows a second or 2 after. HBO showed it all and I can say I really didn't need to see it. My imagination had already seen it. Any way I'm glad there are guys out there that do this type of thing though and film it so I can see them flying as it is so amazing. I know I could never do it so I'm glad somebody has the bowling balls to do it.

Don't know if you've seen this but it's one of my favorite wing suit videos..
Wingsuit Proximity Flying - A day at the office (5 min 23 sec)
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 07:20 AM
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I think I would take this as a subtle hint to retire. I'd rather live and brag about my past flights myself than have others do it for me!!
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 07:24 AM
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BTW talk about lucky!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QliBL-AQiAY
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Powered aircraft, full size need to avoid peaks and cliffs because there are wind rotors and shear around them that can cause total loss of control. The usual effect is slamming into a mountain side. Then the goats will come and laugh at you and eat your lunch.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 07:35 AM
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Powered aircraft, full size need to avoid peaks and cliffs because there are wind rotors and shear around them that can cause total loss of control. The usual effect is slamming into a mountain side. Then the goats will come and laugh at you and eat your lunch.
They say wing suit flyers can fly forward 1 foot for every foot they're falling. At that rate, I don't think wind shear has that much to do about it, it's a controlled fall but you could be right. I think that crazy idiot just took a bad angle. He had flown there for the past 2 days prior to the crash and just got more comfortable/overconfident. He took a bad angle and is lucky to only have a few broken bones. The shot of him hitting and then flipping around filmed by the other flyer is amazing!
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 11:05 AM
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They say wing suit flyers can fly forward 1 foot for every foot they're falling.
Best glide ratios appear to be about 2.5 : 1, still somewhat of a conjecture whether it's controlled falling or true 'flight'. This article considers it real flight in the aerodynamic sense, based on the AoA vs. lift relationship..
http://www.xsens.com/en/movement-sci...sing-the-mti-g
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 11:06 AM
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My runway has these problems, it sits up on a 20 foot hump and I have to be really careful when the wind is more than 10 mph or the plane gets sucked down sharply when approaching to land over the 20 foot bank.

http://www.aviationweather.ws/045_Ob..._Wind_Flow.php
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