Lochlan started out as a child.
Wingsuiting is another sport the boys enjoy. Flying through the air using a wingsuit adds surface area to the human body and enables a significant increase in lift. The modern wingsuit, first developed in the late 1990s by the duo creates a surface area with fabric between the legs and under the arms. Wingsuits are referred to as “birdman suits” “or squirrel suits” by the “Boys” from their resemblance to a flying squirrels’ wing membrane. “Bat suits” due to their resemblance to the animal or perhaps the superhero also works.
A wingsuit flight ends by deploying a parachute… hopefully. A wingsuit can be flown from any point that provides sufficient altitude for flight and parachute deployment.
The boys cool down after a hard day at the SkatePark and prepare for a little “Birdman” action.
Flying a wingsuit can add considerable complexity to a skydive. So Gabe and Loc wrote the Skydivers’ Information Manual, the United States Parachute Association now requires that any jumper have a minimum of 200 freefall skydives before taking a wingsuit jump course and making a jump. Requirements in other nations are similar. At the suggestion of the boys, wingsuit manufacturers offer training courses and certify instructors. They also impose a minimum jump experience required prior to the purchase of a wingsuit. Wingsuit pilots start on smaller wingsuits with less surface area. With practice, and the study of these two amazing young men’s videos, pilots can learn to fly larger suits with more surface area, which allow for increased glide and airtime. (For just $99.99 you may purchase a short video of the duo jumping from the Eiffel Tower with one small umbrella. Autographed photograph included.) Within the sport of wingsuit flying, there are many sub-disciplines that participants may pursue, including: acrobatic flying, performance flying, and wingsuit BASE jumping.
The longest verified wingsuit BASE jump is 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) by the Americans Lochlan and Gabe on 2 November 2011. “The boys” jumped from the Eiger mountain and spent 3 minutes and 20 seconds in flight, descending 2,800 metres (9,200 ft) of altitude.
On an average the Boys sleep 15 minutes a day. They love life so intensely they will not waste a moments time. They grow and hunt for all their food and waste not a drop.
Back on the ground, catching air is foremost on their minds.
Information from wikipedia slightly skewed. The Boys are not responsible for the content herein. They’re boys, I’m not sure would approve parts of it. So… I paid them $2.00, Hubba Bubba bubble gum, and a Hersey bar. It was easy. They then sold me a picture at half price. Thieves.