Records

Wingsuit BASE jump records

Highest

On 23 May 2006, the Australian couple Heather Swan and Glenn Singleman jumped from 6,604 meters (21,666 ft) off Meru Peak in India, setting a world record for highest wingsuit BASE jump. [1]

This record was broken on 5 May 2013, by the Russian Valery Rozov, who jumped from 7,220 meters (23,690 ft) on Mount Everest's North Col. [2]

Rozov broke his own record by jumping from 7,700 metres (25,300 ft) on Cho Oyu in 2016.

Date Jumpers Location Elevation (m)
1984-07-05 Carl Boenish Troll wall 1600
2000-06-18 Hannes Arch and Ueli Gegenschatz Eiger Mushroom 3210
2006-05-23 Heather Swan and Glenn Singleman Meru Peak 6604
2013-05-05 Valery Rozov Changtse 7220
2016-10-05 Valery Rozov Cho Oyo 7700

Longest

The longest verified wingsuit BASE jump is 7.5 kilometers (4.7 mi) by Dean Potter [3] on 2 November 2011. Potter jumped from the Eiger mountain and spent 3 minutes and 20 seconds in flight, descending 2,800 meters (9,200 ft) of altitude.

Biggest

The biggest wingsuit BASE jump as measured from exit to landing was performed on 11 August 2013 by Patrick Kerber with a height of 3,240 metres (10,630 ft) off the Jungfrau in Switzerland. [4]

Wingsuit flight records

Fastest

On 28 May 2011, Japanese wingsuit pilot Shin Ito set world records for the fastest speed reached in a wingsuit of 363 km/h (226 mph).

On 22 May 2017, British wingsuit pilot Fraser Corsan broke the record for the fastest speed reached in a wingsuit with a speed of 396.86 km/h (246.60 mph). [5]

Greatest average horizontal speed

The current world record for greatest average horizontal speed within the performance competition rules, i.e. within 1,000 m (3,300 ft) of vertical distance, was set by Travis Mickle (USA) with a speed of 325.4 km/hr (202.19 mph) 6 November 2017.

Longest time and highest altitude

On 20 and 21 April 2012, Colombian skydiver Jhonathan Florez set Guinness World Records in wingsuit flying. The jumps took place in La Guajira in Colombia for the following records:

  • Longest time: The longest (duration) wingsuit flight was nine minutes, six seconds. [6]
  • Highest: The highest altitude wingsuit jump was 11,358 m (37,265 ft). [7]

The current world record for longest time in flight within the performance competition rules, i.e. within 1,000 m (3,300 ft) of vertical distance, was set on 28 Aug 2018 by Chris Geiler (USA) with a time of 100.2 sec (1.67 min)

Landing

A month later, on 23 May 2012, British stuntman Gary Connery safely landed a wingsuit without deploying his parachute, landing on a crushable "runway" (landing zone) built with thousands of cardboard boxes. [8]

Farthest

Three days later, on 26 May 2012, the Japanese wingsuit pilot Shin Ito achieved two new world records: "greatest horizontal distance flown in a wing suit", 26.9 km (16.7 mi) [9] and "greatest absolute distance flown in a wing suit", 28.707 km (17.838 mi), both flights taking place above Yolo County, California, USA. [10]

The current Guinness World Record for "greatest absolute distance flown in a wing suit" is 32.094 km (19.94 mi) set by Kyle Lobpries (USA) in Davis, CA 30 May 2016.

The current world record for longest horizontal distance covered within the performance competition rules, i.e. within 1,000 m (3,300 ft) of vertical distance, was set on 27 May 2017 by U.S. wingsuit pilot Alexey Galda with a distance of 5.137 km (3.19 mi).

Bibliography
1. Leap from the top of the world Sydney Morning Herald, 8 June 2006.
2. Cooper, Tarquin "Valery Rozov BASE Jumps From Mt Everest". Red Bull, 28 May 2013.
5. Fastest speed reached in a wingsuit Guinness World Records, 22 May 2017.
6. The longest (duration) wingsuit flight Guinness World Records, 20 April 2012.
7. The highest altitude wingsuit jump Guinness World Records
9. Greatest horizontal distance flown in a wingsuit Guinness World Records, 30 May 2016.
10. Greatest absolute distance flown in a wingsuit Guinness World Records, 30 May 2016.
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