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 Wisbase 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]

Longest

The longest verified wingsuit BASE jump is 7.5 kilometers (4.7 mi) by the American 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.

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). [4]

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. [5]
  • Highest: The highest altitude wingsuit jump was 11,358 m (37,265 ft). [6]

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. [7]

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) [8] and "greatest absolute distance flown in a wing suit", 28.707 km (17.838 mi), both flights taking place above Yolo County, California, USA. [9]

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