No Parachute

November 17th, 2009 | researchmaterial

Excellent article from Julian Smith for New Scientist about wingsuited skydivers trying to cut the last cord from old-style jumping, and effect chuteless landings. Excellent quote therein:

Von Egidy sees her suit as a step towards a grander vision of people soaring like birds, not just gliding. "There could be nothing more challenging on Earth than to explore the limits of direct human flight. We are in fact far better suited to flight than we believe."


One Response to “No Parachute”

  1. I read that as well but would have liked a little more elaboration about why, in fact, we are better suited to flight than we believe. The result of the equation for wing area still makes me think we are better suited to being rocks.