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Transcontinental wingsuit flight

 


bes  (D 650)

Nov 9, 2004, 11:28 PM
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10 Birdmen, including myself passed the "Bosphorus" in Istanbul, Turkey, which seperates Asia&Europe. The jump was made in 10.10.2004 and it was "easy" in technical aspects, because of the high exit altitude(4000m.) and the small distance between two shores.(approx. 1500m) The jumpers are both Turkish Air Association's skydiving instructors. Five S3's and five GTI's were used. Like I mentioned the exit height made the goal a very easy one. So we flied relaxed and tried keepin' the flock thight for a nice picture over the bridge between two sides. It was a demo jump for the opening ceremonies of the Annual Eurasia Marathon. The jump was broadcasted live on TV.(Two of the jumpers had cameras and transmitters) We jumped over Europe and fly to Asia, landing on the road to the bridge. It was the greatest jump of my life.


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kevin922  (D 26500)

Nov 10, 2004, 3:32 AM
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10 Birdmen, including myself passed the "Bosphorus" in Istanbul, Turkey, which seperates Asia&Europe. The jump was made in 10.10.2004 and it was "easy" in technical aspects, because of the high exit altitude(4000m.) and the small distance between two shores.(approx. 1500m) The jumpers are both Turkish Air Association's skydiving instructors. Five S3's and five GTI's were used. Like I mentioned the exit height made the goal a very easy one. So we flied relaxed and tried keepin' the flock thight for a nice picture over the bridge between two sides. It was a demo jump for the opening ceremonies of the Annual Eurasia Marathon. The jump was broadcasted live on TV.(Two of the jumpers had cameras and transmitters) We jumped over Europe and fly to Asia, landing on the road to the bridge. It was the greatest jump of my life.

This is worthless without pictures! :)


Premier cpoxon  (D 11665)
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Mar 31, 2005, 2:46 AM
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Video

Nice!


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Mar 31, 2005, 7:08 AM
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Nice!


Cool. Thanks for the video. Smile

The music reminded me of some old Black Sabbath. Wink



Be safe.
Ed


kallend  (D 23151)

Mar 31, 2005, 11:24 AM
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the professor in me keeps muttering "Intercontinental, Intercontinental, Intercontinental...".


nicknitro71  (D 26704)

Mar 31, 2005, 11:49 AM
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Yes you are absolutely, positively right, but Trans sounds better. Think of intersexual, it just does not sound right Wink

Nice flock guys!


kallend  (D 23151)

Mar 31, 2005, 5:45 PM
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Yes you are absolutely, positively right, but Trans sounds better. Think of intersexual, it just does not sound right Wink

Nice flock guys!

I'd rather think of sexual inter, of course.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Apr 1, 2005, 3:30 AM
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At any rate, that video shows some nice, agressive, tight flocking. The base was together almost immediately out the door.

Chuck



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