May 2012

Phoenix Fly Tracking Suit and Phantom 2 Wingsuit over Denmark

I am flying – Just cruising on a Sunday afternoon

I was out cruising with my girlfriend this weekend. She was in her tracking suit and I was flying my wingsuit. What an absolutely perfect weekend in the skies above Denmark.



If you like tracking video

Cardboard boxes are officially THE NEW BLACK in wingsuit flying - photo by Joel Strickland

Cardboard boxes are officially THE NEW BLACK in wingsuit flying

What fascinates me most about the world we live in, is that nothing is ever status quo. Every single day people come up with new ways to progress. Sometimes the most simple approach to a challenge is the way to go. Gary Connery sure executed his plan to perfection when he landed his modified Tony Wingsuit dead center into a humongous pile of cardboard boxes.

Cardboard boxes officially THE NEW BLACK in wingsuit flying - photo by Joel Strickland

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My fellow base jumper and skydiver deluxe Joel Strickland from Varial Freefly team was there, and was kind enough to share his fantastic photo of the pile of boxes. The very pile of boxes that cushioned Gary’s perfectly aimed wingsuit landing.


WARNING: If, however, you choose to play with these great inventions (be a wingsuit OR a cardboard box) – here’s what CAN happen to you:

Gary Connery wingsuit landing into cardboard boxes photo - source facebook

Gary Connery makes perfect wingsuit landing

Congratulations Gary! This is simply an awesome stunt by stuntman and wingsuit pilot Gary Connery. Speak about slow flying, perfect setup and a timed stall just before impact into the humongous pile of cardboard boxes!

My friend Tigernbase.com posted this video as well on his blog which shows different angle:

 

photo by Mark Sutton

Gary Connery Bremont Wingman “It’s finally happening, the landing is ON for this Wednesday!!!”

Wednesday May 23rd it’s GAME ON for Gary Connery’s wingsuit landing in a pile of boxes. After a month of waiting we finally get to see his spectacular stunt. According to his Twitter stream @GaryConnery he did some solid training in Brento Italy a few weeks back, perfecting his slow flying skills.

So, after carefully nursing his 18,600 boxes, and having his hair done, he looks to be set for a full action day tomorrow.

Stay tuned to a Vimeo or Youtube channel near you! (unless you are in the UK where you can watch it live on Sky News)

Latest update is this image from Mark Sutton (source: Twitter.com). Dry boxes and blue skies! Yes!

Gary Connery In front of dry boxes photo by Mark Sutton

Finally the weather looks to play nice for the wingsuit landing attempt

Felipe Acosta, Darwin Brawo, Philipp Halla, Christoph Gruber, Moises Hernandez Ziga Legvart

Video released: Vertical BASE climb Expedition Sierra Nevada del Cocuy 2012

It’s here, the official video from the base jumping and climbing expedition to Colombian Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. Truly looks like an awesome team and a magnificent place on earth to visit! Read the full article here and get a unique insight into their struggles to succeed on their quest.

Phoenix Fly Prodigy 2 wingsuit from High Nose

Getting Wings – Introducing Nikolaj (video included)

I would like to introduce Nikolaj, my good friend and traveling buddy from 2011. Nikolaj and I travelled Romsdalen, Switzerland and The Dolomites last year – what an epic trip. After tracking and doing aerials throughout his base jumping life, he decided last year that it was time to venture into wingsuit flying from the cliffs. So here’s a video from Nikolaj’s first year with the Phoenix Fly Prodigy 2.

The video was shot in Norway and Switzerland.


Nikolaj and I have planned a couple of trips for 2012. This year he will be flying his new Phoenix Fly Phantom 3, which he tested over sunny Skydive Portugal in

Wingsuit Training over Skydive Portugal

Phoenix Fly Phantom 3 wingsuit

March. I will try to persuade him to write a couple of articles here on AdventureRocket in the coming months. I know he is really happy with his new Phantom 3, so maybe he will write about this experience when he get’s a chance to jump it form the vertical cliffs of Norway or the likes.

 

 

 

Wingsuit Base Jumping Halvor Angvik image gallery by Anders Lau Nielsen

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