Wingsuit pilot Fraser Corsan attempts to break records when he jumps from 42,000 feet at temperatures of -137 degrees and it’s all in the name of charity!
Fraser makes his attempt at jumping from 42,000 feet. That’s 5000 feet higher than passenger jets fly. He reaches speeds approaching 250 miles per hour. His aircraft is nothing more than a light weight fabric suit and his landing gear is a parachute. At these altitudes just a fraction of a second mistake could cause him to black out from oxygen deprivation. Fair play to him for also attempting all of this for charity. His hopes are to raise one million pounds for the SSAFA the Armed Forces charity. So far he has raised over 40,000 pounds.
Fraser has this to say:
“We are pushing the boundaries. If you go any higher the pressure drops off so much your lungs won’t work, so you would need to wear a pressurized suit.
“The wind chill will take the temperature down so far that alcohol would actually freeze.”
Not every human could even attempt a challenge such as this because of the amount of oxygen we need but Fraser has a heart 50 percent bigger than the average person and a larger lung capacity of 7 liters compared to most of us that have only 6.
His flight starts at 42,000 feet, 12,000 higher than mount Everest or 8 miles high. And the duration of the flight is for 20 miles.
Fraser comes from Dorset in the UK. It was his childhood dream to become a jet pilot flying Harrier jump jets but in his late teens he was diagnosed with color blindness preventing that dream. So now he has become one of the world top challengers for the exciting sport of wingsuits and his target is to break every record in the sport.
Many have compared him to a giant flying squirrel or even a real life superman.
So far Fraser has spent 56 hours flying in winsuits, made over 1,300 jumps and traveled nearly 8000 miles doing his favorite sport.
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