wingsuitersmall

How to Learn

We'll start with the truth: you're not going to be able to hop onto a plane or wander off a cliff in a wingsuit tomorrow, much the same as you wouldn't expect to be let loose on an F18 bomber a day after joining the air force (but if you're interested in finding out how a wingsuit is physically flown you can check out our VIDEO TUTORIALS). Learning to fly a wingsuit requires building up a few years of skydiving experience, a bit of patience and a good mental attitude. If you're still interested, read on.

 

The first step towards flying a wingsuit is finding a RAPS (static line) or AFF (accelerated freefall) course. You will need to be at least 16 years old and in good physical condition. After 1-2 days of training on the ground you'll be ready for your first beginner jump, and after completing around 18 solo beginner jumps in 3-6 months (if jumping one day a week) you will become a legally qualified skydiver. This means you can jump at any skydive center in the world (most allow you to rent equipment) and can start working towards jumping with groups of people. Cost and time estimates for this and further steps can be found on our PRICES page.

 

Once you're qualified to skydive you'll need to work on your skydiving ability (in various disciplines) for around 200 jumps before wingsuiting (the figure depends on your national skydiving association's regulations). There are many FUN OPPORTUNITIES in skydiving such as formation (group) skydiving, freeflying, parachute handling, tracking (wingsuiting without the suit) and much more. To get started you will need to build a FAIR SIZED BUDGET and to buy some basic equipment which can be found on our EQUIPMENT and WINGSUITS pages.

 

Once you're ready, you can buy/rent a BEGINNER WINGSUIT and find a WS coach at your DROPZONE. From here many other avenues such as BASE and wingsuit competitions will open.

 

Want to do a skydive?: www.doaskydive.com

Want to know how much it all costs?: PRICES

Want to find your nearest course?: WHERE

Want to meet some top flyers?: ATHLETES

Want to see the different suits?: WINGSUITS

Want to see how a wingsuit flies?: DESIGN

Want to know how dangerous it is?: RISK

Learn to Wingsuit

920423_617031734987196_313833820_o play 15_bar-color abcd

1) Find a RAPS or AFF course on our WHERE page.

1)a) Also check PRICES to understand the budgets.

RAPS explained

AFF explained

Arrow white small Arrow white small

2) CHOOSE

3) Complete around 18 jumps to start a discipline.

Arrow white small Arrow white small Arrow white small

4) After 200 jumps, book a first flight course.

Congratulations, you're a qualified wingsuiter!

Want to know how much it cost to get here? Click below.

AFF RAPS Tandem RAPS vs AFF

Learn