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Learn to jump with a wing suit on a skydive. Washington DC Wingsuit Skydiving instruction at skydive Orange, Virginia for MD, DC, & NOVA skydivers.

Skydive Orange Wingsuit Weekend - May 14, 2011


Requirements to learn how to jump with a wingsuit-
200 skydives within the last 18 months, or 500 total skydives. If you never made a skydive before, then your wingsuit training starts here. If you skydive but aren't already a licensed skydiver, then your Skydiving Wingsuit training starts here because you need to get your skydiving license before you even think about learning to fly a wingsuit! After you've got your A license and made at least 200 freefall skydives, then we'll arrange wingsuit school for you.

After you have at least 200 skydives within the last 18 months, or 500 total skydives and are ready to ready to jump wearing a skydiving wingsuit, then email me and I'll arrange wingsuit instruction for you. If you haven't already made the required skydives, then you need to make them before wing suit school. 

Check our Events Calendar page for the next scheduled wingsuit event.


Wingsuits can DOUBLE your freefall time! (or for you crazy freeflyers, maybe even triple your freefall time)


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Skydive Washington DC Skydiving wingsuit training is arranged at Skydive Orange not far from our Capitol City Skydiving place in Orange, VA.

Wing suit history-

Early Skydiving Wing suits were first used in the 1930s as an attempt to increase horizontal movement. These early wingsuits were made of materials such as canvas, wood, silk, steel, and even whale bone. They were not very reliable. According to wingsuit lore, between 1930 and 1961, 72 of the 75 original birdmen died testing their wingsuits. Some of these so-called "birdmen," most notably Clem Sohn and Leo Valentin, claimed to have glided for miles and inspired dozens of imitators.

In the mid-1990s, French skydiver Patrick de Gayardon developed a wingsuit that had unparalleled safety and performance. Unfortunately, de Gayardon died on April 13, 1998 while testing a new modification to his parachute container in Hawaii; his death is attributed to a rigging error which was part of the new modification rather than a flaw in the suit's design. Despite his tragic end, de Gayardon planted the seeds for a new generation of birdmen.

In 1998, Jari Kuosma of Finland and Robert Pecnik of Croatia teamed up to create a wingsuit that was safe and accessible for all skydivers when they established BirdMan, Inc. BirdMan's Classic, designed by Robert Pecnik, was the first wingsuit offered to the general public. BirdMan was also the first manufacturer to advocate the safe use of wingsuits by creating an Instructor program. Created by Jari Kuosma, the instructor program's aim was to remove the stigma that wingsuits were dangerous and to provide wingsuit beginners (Generally, skydivers with a minimum of 200 logged jumps) with a way to safely enjoy what was once considered the most dangerous feat in the skydiving world. With the help of Birdman Chief Instructors Scott Campos, Chuck Blue and Kim Griffin, a standardized program of instruction was developed that prepared instructors.[1] Phoenix-Fly, Fly Your Body, and Nitro Rigging have also instituted an instructor training program. 

So now Maryland Wingsuit Skydiving wingsuiters can learn how to start wingsuit skydiving after AFF certification in orange Virginia.


 


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