Wake Turbulence

Wake turbulence is turbulence that forms behind an aircraft as it passes through the air. In skydiving and BASE jumping wake turbulence is often referred to as "burble".


Always consider wake turbulence when planning multi person exits. Multiple BASE jumpers have died as a direct result of wake turbulence from another jumper causing a poor exit.


When flying in formation with other pilots, be aware of where their wake turbulence will be, and avoid flying through it. Wake turbulence will generally be behind and above a wingsuit in flight.


Wake turbulence can have serious effects on deployment, and the pilot chute in particular.

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