What is WOWS?

November 16, 2017

What’s more fun than racing head first towards the ground at speeds in excess of 160mph? How about doing it just a few feet away from three other friends, smiling and laughing as you all race towards the finish line? Head-to-head wingsuit racing is my favorite. -By Joe Nesbitt

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Introduction to FlySight

November 7, 2017

Everything you've ever wanted to know about the FlySight but were afraid to ask! Our coach Andrew Swint deconstructs all of the basics of how to set up and use this powerful GPS training tool. There are useful links to find a helmet mount, download configuration files, and view (even score!) your data.

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Wingsuit Deployment Risks

October 26, 2017

"Wingsuit flare has been a topic of much conversation, but there seems to be some misunderstanding about how it can be used to improve wingsuit openings..." This article is a follow-on to "Thinking About Wingsuit Deployments" by Matt Gerdes and is especially useful for those who fly larger wingsuits in both the skydiving and BASE environments.

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Thinking About Wingsuit Openings

October 26, 2017

An excellent, detailed article by Matt Gerdes about wingsuit deployments.

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Wingsuit Equipment Guide

October 26, 2017

This introduction to gear considerations for wingsuit skydiving is useful as a handout to complement an instructor's detailed classroom module in First Flight Training, as well as for more advanced wingsuit flyers who want an outline to check their knowledge. 

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Beginner Wingsuit Progression

October 26, 2017

Rather than forcing a rigid jump-by-jump program, our instructors focus on achieving specific critical skills while tailoring the plan for each skydive to our individual students' needs and progress. This is an overview of what is taught by all Lightning Flight instructors in First Flight Training. A minimum of 4 coached jumps is required in one day, or a minimum of 5 jumps in a month to qualify for the Sigma merit.

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