The Ultimate Wingsuit Flying Quiz
by Staff
Wingsuit flying is one of the most extreme of the extreme sports. Only skydivers with a great deal of experience can become wingsuit flyers. Take this quiz to learn more about soaring like a bird in your own wingsuit.

It's a flying squirrel, it's a snow angel, it's a:

  • wingsuit
  • paraglider
  • parachutist

How do wingsuit flyers achieve sufficient altitude for flying?

  • jump from a high precipice
  • jump out of a plane
  • both answers

What must wingsuit flyers use to ensure a safe landing?

  • GPS
  • parachute
  • gliding system

What is the advantage of wingsuit flying over skydiving?

  • aerial acrobatics
  • faster descents
  • less dangerous

What pulls a flying object downward?

  • lift
  • weight
  • thrust

What affects horizontal movement?

  • thrust
  • lift
  • weight

What creates thrust for birds?

  • flapping of wings
  • open wing position
  • neither answer

How much does a wingsuit cost?

  • $250
  • $600
  • $1,200

Why do wingsuiters need a parachute to land?

  • not enough lift
  • not enough weight
  • both answers

How many traditional skydive jumps are required to become a wingsuit flyer?

  • 100
  • 200
  • 500

Upon exiting the airplane, what stance does the wingsuit flyer assume?

  • spread arms and legs
  • roll into a ball
  • spread arms and legs pressed together

When was the first parachute jump from a plane?

  • 1912
  • 1930
  • 1956

Of the original 75 wingsuit-jumping pioneers, how many perished?

  • 65
  • 70
  • 72

Who has the record for the longest wingsuit flight?

  • Ueli Gegenschatz
  • Jhonathan Florez
  • Patrick De Gayardon

When did wingsuits first become available for commercial use?

  • 1965
  • 1998
  • 2005

How long was the longest recorded wingsuit flight?

  • 11 miles
  • 15 miles
  • 16 miles

How do flyers slow descent and decrease forward movement?

  • increase lift
  • decrease lift
  • neither answer

What wingsuit design advancement resulted in the United States Parachute Association lifting the ban on wingsuit flying?

  • webbed wing surfaces
  • canvas wing structures
  • steel construction

What may large movements by wingsuit flyers cause?

  • dive
  • spin
  • both answers

What is an airfoil?

  • a surface that can provide lift
  • created by the wingsuit flyer's whole body
  • both answers