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Plane Chasing!

Posted by Tim Emmett
Saturday 30th August 2008

The BBC (Bristol) want to do a profile on me. They plan to split it into three parts

1: My motivational lectures

2: Climbing

3: Stunts  

I came up with a few ideas for a stunt, but a good friend of mine Ian Chick came up with a corker - Plane Chasing!   The plan is to jump out of a plane with my Jazz Apples ‘wingsuit', put the plane into a dive and then chase it. The objective (apart from having one of the wildest flights of your life) is to fly along side the plane. With practice and a good pilot, it may be possible to ‘dock' hang on to the edge of the plane wing, before separating and flying away to pull a safe distance from the ground and plane. Pretty wild!   I need to get some practice in, so I'm off to the local dropzone near Bristol to go flying. I have a Suunto T9 GPS watch which can record flight speed and distance, so I'll be giving that a test run today too. The fastest I've been with it so far is 209mph!   Watch this space!

Tim in his Jazz wingsuit

Picture copyright Marton Solowiej: Tim flies a Jazz Wingsuit at Empuriabrava, Spain

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