Source: A&W Magazine

Wingsuit Flying Record in India

An Indian will attempt a High Altitude Wingsuit Flight from an altitude of 20,000 feet and fly as far & as long as possible till he opens his parachute at 4,000 feet.

He will use a Hot Air Balloon to reach the altitude of 20,000 feet and DRDO is supporting by provisioning High Altitude survival equipment (Oxygen system) through Defence Bio-Engineering and Electro-Medical
Laboratory (DEBEL).

This, first of its kind attempt in India, will establish four new Asian records in Wingsuit Flying

1. Longest Horizontal Distance flown on a Wingsuit. (10 Kms)

2. Longest duration Wingsuit flight (5+ Minutes)

3. Highest altitude Wingsuit Jump (20,000 Feet)

4. Longest Absolute Distance flown on a Wingsuit (12 Kms)

When and Where ?

On the morning of 1st Feb ruary2018 at Phalodi, Rajasthan.

What is Wingsuit Flying ?

Wingsuit flying is the sport of gliding through the air using a ‘wing-suit’ which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift. The wing-suit creates a surface area with fabric between the legs and under arms.

A wingsuit flight normally ends by deploying a parachute, and so a wing-suit can be safely flown from any point that provides sufficient altitude for flight and parachute deployment. The wing-suit flier wears parachute equipment specially designed for skydiving.

About Satyendra Verma

Lt. Col. Satyendra Verma (Retd) a 48 year old. Army Veteran, is a Skydiving Instructor, B.A.S.E Jumper and Wingsuit Pilot.In recognition to the contribution in the field of Adventure sports Lt. Col. Satyendra  Verma (Retd.) was awarded the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award(Equivalent to Arjuna Award) for Year 2014.

Lt Col Satyendra Verma,
Wing-suit Pilot receiving
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award from
President Shri Pranab Mukherjee in 2014

Born on 24th August 1969, Lt. Col. Satyendra Verma (Retd.) has researched and trained in Unique Adventure project in Skydiving, BASE Jumping and Wingsuit Flying and performed them safely. He has excelled in adventure sport of skydiving and achieved distinction at national and international level. He is the first Indian FAA qualified senior Rigger for skydiving. During his skydiving career, he has carried out more than 1,400 freefall jumps from different
types of aircraft/helicopters, using different types of parachutes across the entire length and breadth of the country and abroad.Lt. Col. Satyendra Verma (Rtd.) is an active Skydiver and ais fully devoted to Aerosports. His vast knowledge in this sport will contribute towards promotion of a adventure in the country and to bring about peerless  achievements at national and international levels.