Video encyclopedia

Wingsuit flying


Wingsuit flying is the sport of flying through the air using a wingsuit which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift. The modern wingsuit, first developed in the late 1990s, creates a surface area with fabric between the legs and under the arms. Wingsuits are sometimes referred to as "birdman suits", "flying squirrel suits", and "bat suits".


  • History 

  • Technical mechanics 

  • Further developments 

  • Training 

  • Records 

  • In popular culture