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Ready to Wingsuit?

Ready to Wingsuit?

Are you ready to learn to Wingsuit?

Wingsuiting is often seen as the elite of the elite, the ultimate daredevil sport and videos on Youtube make it look so damn easy! However, before going out and buying your first wingsuit, understand that getting to that point is by no means a walk in the park. That said, when you learn to wingsuit, it will be one of the best journey’s you’ll ever do.

To kick thing’s off, you must be aware there is a HUGE difference between Wingsuiting, Base Jump Wingusiting, and Proximity Wingsuiting. What we’re talking about here is the entry point into wingsuiting from an aircraft. The minimum requirements before you can learn to wingsuit is an APF D Licence (200 jumps) or equivalent. You should also have good tracking skills and navigation awareness.

Fall before you Fly

First things first, before flying among the clouds you must learn the basic skills to fall through them. Completing an A license course (AFF) will take about a week and allow you to skydive solo. From there, you will progress through B-Rels and learn to manoeuvre your body through the air with all your mates.

All about Experience

As you progress with your skydiving and jump numbers, you’ll continuously build on your basic skills and get a greater understanding of the safety aspects of different disciplines and things to look out for.

As you train towards your goal of flying a wingsuit, we advise there are a few things which you can do to help you be more prepared.

• Master Tracking: Tracking is like flying an invisible wing-suit. This will help you learn the basics of navigation and how to handle the horizontal speed achieved in a wing-suit. You will also be introduced to new controls and body positions to allow you to fly quickly, increase lift and accurately glide next to someone else. Tracking is a fundamental part of getting your B-licence.
Learn to fly Angles:. Wait, what are Angles? (click here for more information). Flying Angles will teach you to fly fast and fly close with others. Similar to tracking you will cover a lot of ground so navigation skills are also involved. We regularly run Angle Camps if you’re ready to get involved.

• Try a Tracking Suit: This where things start to get interesting. By now you’re getting up the jump numbers and are confident at tracking. It’s time to put on a tracking suit and up your game. Tracking suits are like baggy jumpsuits (think 80’s disco) that inflate during free-fall to increase your surface area and turbo charge your track. These act like very small wingsuits and are a beneficial stepping stone. From the first jump, you’ll notice the increased speed and ground distance covered. 

 

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Time to Soar

This is it! All the training you’ve put into has led you to this moment. It’s time to find a First Flight Course!
If you’re ready to learn to wingsuit, simply head over to our Sports Skydiving page and check out the training section to find the First Flight Course options.

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Click Here for a breakdown of the First Flight Course.

The APF has composed a great article which touches on nearly all the aspects of Wingsuit Flight Procedures – If you’re serious about flying a suit, take a read: CLICK HERE.

The big day!

The basics, you’ll need a classroom briefing with an experienced wingsuit coach. They will go through how to attach your gear, how it works with your parachute and what will happen on the jump. The nerves build up as you ride to height and you can’t wait to jump out! The door opens and everyone except you and your coach gets out. While the others simply fall towards the drop zone you are about to fly to it. Once you’re away from the DZ it’s time to go. A quick check with the coach and you’re out into the sky. Watch the tail pass over and open the wings. This is what true flying feels like.

Once you land you’ll be busting to go again! From this point, you will need to do a few more jumps with the coach before going out on your own. Once you have a handle on the basics and out of the nest, you’ll be flying in flocks with all your new mates in no time!

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learn to wingsuit solo

Take your Time

Skydive Oz is a great place for wing-suiting because it’s on the coast, offers stunning visuals to fly over. The coastline helps with navigation now that you’re moving great distances through the air. There is no rush to get to 200 jumps and for most, the rewarding part is the journey itself. Our guests can spend their days jumping, surfing, fishing, hanging out with the crew at the dropzone of at the beach.  One thing’s for sure though, once you start flying you’ll never want to land.

What are you waiting for? Start your Journey now and learn to wingsuit > APPLY FOR AN ‘A’ LICENCE COURSE

flocking wingsuiters learn to wingsuit with friends