Sorry but call me old school but if this is costing $6M its a little out of the average wingsuit pilots league ;)
If the apparatus were re-usable, and set up somewhere convenient like Eloy or Perris, are you saying you wouldn't pay a hundred bucks (or whatever) for a "landing ticket" and give it a go?
Turbine aircraft, wind tunnels, and lots of other toys cost way more, in their entirety, than I can afford individually. That doesn't mean they're way out of my league. It just means that I buy small increments (jump tickets, tunnel time, whatever).
edit to add: I have no inside knowledge of Jeb's attempt, so this is all just hypothetical to me. I'm not trying to imply anything about Jeb's apparatus, financing strategies, or re-usability.
(This post was edited by TomAiello on Jun 16, 2005, 1:21 PM)
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(Moderator) on Jun 16, 2005, 1:21 PM