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
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.
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.
our Events Calendar
for the next scheduled wingsuit event.
Wingsuits can DOUBLE your freefall time! (or for you crazy freeflyers, maybe even triple your freefall
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. 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.