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Wingsuit pilot spends SIX HOURS airborne setting record

This is the moment a thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie set a world record for managing to pilot his wingsuit for more than six-and-a-half hours uninterrupted .

Experienced wingsuit pilot Jarno Cordia achieved the amazing feat by managing to remain airborne for four-and-a-half hours more than his two hour target.

Aiming for a two-hour flight time, Jarno eclipsed his own expectation on January 8 when he managed to stay airborne, flying 924.42 simulated km in the process. 

 

Experienced wingsuit pilot Jarno Cordia achieved the amazing feat by managing to remain airborne for four-and-a-half hours more than the previous record

Aiming for a two-hour flight time, Jarno eclipsed his own expectation on January when he managed to stay airborne flying 924.42 km in the process

Aiming for a two-hour flight time, Jarno eclipsed his own expectation on January when he managed to stay airborne flying 924.42 km in the process

With the world record for a single conventional wingsuit flight standing at an impressive nine-and-a-half minutes, following the opening of the world’s first indoor wingsuit wind-tunnel in Stockholm, Sweden, Jarno set sights on a unique venture. 

Climbing into the chamber, the footage shows the pilot moving and balancing himself while being smashed with the force of the turbine.

Spinning, flipping and somersaulting in the chamber, the pilot effortlessly maintained his poise through the duration of the simulation – setting a new world record in the process

With the world record for a single conventional wingsuit flight standing at an impressive nine-and-a-half minutes, following the opening of the world’s first indoor wingsuit wind-tunnel in Stockholm, Sweden, Jarno set sights on a unique venture

With the world record for a single conventional wingsuit flight standing at an impressive nine-and-a-half minutes, following the opening of the world’s first indoor wingsuit wind-tunnel in Stockholm, Sweden, Jarno set sights on a unique venture

Meanwhile, in Florida,  a skydiver rode a man in a wingsuit like a surfboard in a death defying stunt 13,500ft above the ground.   

The daring stunt saw the thrill-seekers leap from a plane at the Skydive City, in Zephyr Hills, Florida.

Iain Jensen, 31, and wingsuiters Avalon Wolf, 25, Brayden Jones, 29, and Lane Paquin, 28, all joined together in one of the ‘newest and most exciting disciplines in skydiving’. 

Mr Paquin said: ‘Once the wingsuiters are out of the plane and spot the canopy pilot, they work their way in. Once in proximity, everything must move slow and smooth.

Climbing into the chamber, the footage shows the pilot moving and balancing himself while being smashed with the force of the turbine

Climbing into the chamber, the footage shows the pilot moving and balancing himself while being smashed with the force of the turbine

‘After we separate, all the wingsuiters still have to deploy their parachutes. Everyone flys their parachute back to the airport and land safely.

‘Emotions were high once we landed, this is groundbreaking stuff.

‘It had never been done before done and everything had to be perfect.

‘There are a million things that could go wrong. Getting barrel rolled while attached to your buddy’s bare feet is a pretty amazing feeling.’ 



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