In this TED talk Ueli Gegenschatz talks about his favourite hobbies, most of which involve jumping off anything from a balloon, a moving truck on a high bridge, and he has even parachuted off the Eiffel Tower. He talks about several different styles and fun things he’s done, he talks about starting from just straight sky diving, he then eventually moves to sky surfing which was sky diving with a board attached to his feet which he used to do spins, (this was my personal favourite because I snow board and have always thought about this type of thing) the final thing he talked about was a “Wingsuit” which is a suit that is made with a patch of fabric that webs the arms to the side of the body and another piece between the legs. With this he can fly through the air and control his flight path. The end the talk and presents a video of himself flying through the air. He goes on to talk about how he hopes one day that the Wingsuit will be able to land without the assistant of a parachute.
Ueli Gegenschatz soars in a wingsuit