Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Ted talk: Ueli Gegenschatz soars in wingsuit
In this Ted Talks a very intelligent and fit man, Ueli Gegenscatz experiments with several types of freefalling techniques. From jumping off hot air balloons, to running off moving trucks – off a bridge. But he also fly’s. He does this with what he calls the “wingsuit” very technologically advanced material, made to fit around the body. When the arms and legs are spread out in flying position, from tip of the hand down to the side of the chest are webbed (between your fingers). I think this is extremely interesting because I’ve always wanted to fly, and they’re making it a reality. In Uelis mind, his dream is to one day be able to land in the wing suit without using a parachute.