The wingfly has become in a short time a popular form of extreme skydiving that is based on flying like a bird using a suit that incorporates some peculiar wings. The wingfly, also known as wingsuit, is an extreme sport that continues to gain followers, since this impressive discipline causes unique sensations thanks to the 200 kilometers per hour it reaches. Note that the duration of these flights is approximately two minutes.
This way of planning is considered by many experts as a form of skydiving that is here to stay, and that will even become the future of parachute flights. The adrenaline rush caused by the practice of this high-risk sport makes this sport the weakness of lovers of adventure, risk and tension, since the high speed that is reached, added to the risky maneuvers that are carried out, are unmatched to those of any other sport.
The suits used to practice wingfly are made of nylon and are manufactured individually. These suits have three kinds of wings, one of them located on the legs and the other two located on the arms, in such a way that the tail and two wings of a bird are simulated. In addition, it should be noted that they also have small membranous pipes that are responsible for allowing air circulation, in such a way that it manages to increase the resistance to the fall of the person who makes the jump. The cost of these suits can range from 500 euros for the simplest model to 1500 euros for the model for professionals.
Generally, the jumps are done from an airplane, although it is increasingly common to find brave people who dare to jump from the cliffs of high mountains. It is one of the extreme sports that is claiming the most lives, and accidents in this type of skydiving are very common. But despite the high death toll in recent months, fans of this sport continue to increase.
The great charm of these jumps lies mainly in flying very close to the contours of mountains, forests and even rivers or lakes for several kilometers, before opening the parachute to land. This dangerous discipline is only recommended for professional skydivers with a high and solid experience and who have made a minimum of 500 jumps in traditional free fall.
One of the biggest incentives for many of the brave who carry out these jumps is to record the entire jump with a small camera attached to the body and then post the experience on the net. Without a doubt, a very risky sport of great beauty.