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Friday, February 6, 2009
Session 10: Dare- Ueli Gegenschatz
Surprise guest! Ueli Gegenschatz flew in from Switzerland to give a quick presentation. He says he got infected with a virus... called AIR.
From skydiving to wingsuit flying to B.A.S.E. jumping.
Wingsuit flying is all the rage to watch on youtube these days. You can go 45 mph with a forward speed of 110mph. And by "you" I mean YOU CRAZY KIDS.
BASEjumping stunts he's tried include slide down to fall off the top of a hot air balloon or jumping from a moving 18-wheeler off a bridge.
He's training to set a new record for the longest distance ever flown in a wingsuit, and one other surprise. Then a video to "show you I am better at flying than speaking English."