Science Friday Video with Flora Lichtman on the Science of BASE Jumping

This is chock full of good stuff. Glide ratios, lift, vortices, talk of how it feels to fly… Though they fall one foot for every three they move forward, these wingsuited cliff pilots have nonetheless found a truly remarkable level of control over their relative position. It is likely that this technology will continue to evolve and that glide ratios will improve in the months and years ahead. We are teaching ourselves how to fly from several different approaches.

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