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OCTOBER 26, 2009   

Flying, no longer a dream

I saw it on the Internet.

Not sure if I believe my eyes, but you can find enough videos like this on YouTube to prove it, I guess.



Kind of reminds you of a flying squirrel, doesn't it? According to Wikipedia it's sometimes called a squirrel suit. One of the videos attributes the idea to Leonardo da Vinci, although Wikipedia traces the wingsuit's history to the years between 1930 and the 1970s. Only 3 of the period's original 75 "birdmen" survived the testing of their inventions.

Look like fun? For 700-1000 Euros ($1100-1500) you can buy your own from Birdman.com.

I can only look at this in awe. Can't imagine ever doing it. Ever.

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