Are you tired of the same old activities? Are you ready to add a little excitement to your drab hum drum life? Is your daily walk, jog or trip to the gym just not hacking it for you any longer?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I’ve got just the sport for you. It’s fun, exciting, exhilarating even. And it doesn’t cost much to participate as long as you live in a mountainous area. The only downside I can think of is maybe a slight decrease in your life expectancy.
Take a look at this YouTube. What some people won’t do for thrills.


  1. Looks like fun. I dunno about next to mountains, but I guess you gotta go where the upcurrents are strong. Maybe Manhattan?
    Manhattan?!?! On second thought, maybe we could persuade the terrorists to fly into buildings this way instead of hijacking planes. It would be a lot less hassle for them, that’s for sure.

  2. holy sh*t! I’ll stick to skiing and surfing and drinking, thank you very much!
    C’mon mrfreddy, don’t be a wimp. You can give this a try next time you’re in Tahoe.

  3. They kind of looked like “The Flying Nun” without the funny hat. Perhaps her habit was really her secret to flying…..

  4. nah, Tahoe’s blue trails were challenging enuff for me! I may venture out onto a black one next time, tho… maybe… probably not…
    On second thought, since I work near the top of a very tall building in lower manhattan, maybe I should get one of these suits, you know, just in case the planes come again…
    I think you would look great wearing it to the office every day.

  5. Actually, that looks like a lot of fun to me. The only worrisome thing about it is the slight decrease in life expectancy.
    I’m sure the ‘flying’ is fun; it’s the premature landings I would worry about.

  6. Hi Dr Eades,
    “That’s not flying. It’s falling with style!”
    — Woody, Toy Story 1.
    All the Best,
    Michael Richards

  7. That walk back up to the top has to royally suck!
    Royally! But you would probably have a little adrenaline on board to help.

  8. Something like this was used in the second Lara Croft movie, Cradle of Life. Lara and her co-adventurer escape the bad guys at one point by donning these suits and jumping off a tall building. Pretty cool, though.

  9. Doc,
    I guess I am one of the reduced life expectancy one’s. I was actually looking into this before your post. Still am. I can’t wait to try it.
    Go for it. Let me know what the learning curve is. I kind of doubt that they do dual instruction.

  10. I can’t seem to find more info about where to buy, learn and enjoy this activity. everywhere I go all I find is video which just entices me more. Can you direct me website or store.
    thank you
    dennis Hand

    Hi Dennis–
    I don’t have a clue. There was a video on it in today’s New York Times (requires free registration). Go to and search for wing suit. Maybe you can find some information that way.
    Good luck.

  11. I want to do this. What kind of altitude do I need. I live in the hill country of Texas. And we some 8000′ foot ones to the south. Would that work?
    I don’t have a clue. Google ‘wing suit’ and see what you find.
    Good luck.

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