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Flying Man caught on tape

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posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:51 PM
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Are you kidding me? These guys are actually flying!
I have read that the military developed this technology for Navy Seals or Special Opps.
I will post the link shortly when I find it agin.




posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:52 PM
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They are practicing a controlled free fall, not flying. Big difference.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:54 PM
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Looks like a load of thrilling fun... great vid.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 12:13 AM
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They demonstrate this in one of the Tomb Raider movies with Angelina (ooo yeah) Jolie.

This 'technology' has been around for quite a few years now.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 12:17 AM
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They don't show much of the action, but this guy does it with rockets on his feet...


www.youtube.com...

Pretty much super hero status



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 12:19 AM
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I saw this on one of the History/ Discovery type channels, but...

Damn! That looks so cool! I got a little rush just watching the vid!

Thanks for posting, nice break from the end of the world stuff, Ya' know.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 12:29 AM
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Originally posted by stevegmu
They are practicing a controlled free fall, not flying. Big difference.
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dictionary definition-
* moving or able to move through the air with wings
* done while hurling oneself through the air
* moving rapidly, esp. through the air
* used in names of animals that can glide by using winglike membranes or other structures

you could consider what they were wearing to be "wing like, or other"
sounds like flying to ME...

on another note, I wonder how much distance they cover and how long they flew, or control free fell.... any one have a clue??



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 12:31 AM
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wow, i reckon this has got to be the ultimate hangover cure!!!! if that dont work, nothin will!!!!!!!!



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 12:59 AM
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N34eMz_rY_U
another one

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[edit on 12-2-2009 by tarpon68]



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:05 AM
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To the OP, Notice how they are constantly DESCENDING. Their suits help them to "coast", but they are still falling. It's kind of like in toy story where he says "falling with style"



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:25 AM
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Awesome.................

Flying along.......

Just like an Eagle.......

Gliding at horrific speeds.........

Without any protection......

Count me out......

But the thread is Great OP, thanks for letting the rest of us see this wonderful new sport.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:29 AM
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Originally posted by Rams9
To the OP, Notice how they are constantly DESCENDING. Their suits help them to "coast", but they are still falling. It's kind of like in toy story where he says "falling with style"


Please shut up with the petty nitpickings.

Just like a flying squirrel, they're gliding.

You could still call it flying, they're just not propelling themselves.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:40 AM
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It's falling with style. Wingsuits have been around since the thirties, glad you could catch up.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 04:42 AM
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wow...this video has left me feeling anxious. My stomach feels so uneasy.

I am afraid of heights and speed and this video has done it for me!

It's like those dreams in where you fly in, very interesting but scary.

I just have to say WOW! powerful video to make my heart beat fast.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 04:53 AM
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Originally posted by tarpon68
N34eMz_rY_U
another one

[edit on 12-2-2009 by tarpon68]

[edit on 12-2-2009 by tarpon68]



Guys i don't know if i'm sick or it's just because it early in the morning and i just woke up but this video had me laughing me a&$ off! I reminded me of homer simpson the way the guy screamed as he hit crap on the way down.

Thank You for make my day whoever posted that. I know it should'nt be but it's funny and i feel horrible for saying that.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 12:48 PM
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This is unpowered flight (ie gliding). Does a hang glider not fly? It does. Same launch method here, but they don't have the surface area to thermal like a hang glider or sail plane.

Flying suits have been around since the 1930s and usually have a glide ratio of 2.5:1.

Not nit-picking, just trying to clarify.

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posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 09:48 PM
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here you go




posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 09:53 PM
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There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 09:54 PM
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Not very practical. Just a rich boy's novelty toy is all that is. I dont think it makes much sense to jump out of an airplane that is flying just to go flying.




Cheers!!!!



posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 10:35 PM
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This video is fantastic. I watched it several times. Free falling at it's absolute best. The origional poster gets a flag and several stars from me.



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