Wingsuit flying relies on the use of a specialised jumpsuit with added material between the arms and legs – hence the ‘wings’. Groups of wingsuiters are called ‘flocks’. During freefall the additional areas of fabric expand, adding to the surface area of the skydiver. This increases lift and allows for a decrease in fall rate therefore increasing a jumper’s freefall time and allowing for a much greater horizontal distance to be travelled before parachute deployment. Wingsuits are commonly used in the extreme sport of base jumping to allow the jumper to gain greater distance from the exit point and to increase freefall time from low heights.
Skydive Algarve has a resident Squirrel wingsuit instructor, but all coaching must be arranged in advance.
|Course||Price Per Person||Book Now|
| Introduction 1 Jump Course - Groundschool & 1-on-1 Coached Jump and Suit Hire |
(rig hire not included)
|10 Jump Course - Groundschool, 5x 1-on-1 Coached Jumps and 5x solo jumps||€731.50||Book Now|
| Further Training - 1-on-1 Coached Jump |
(excludes slot price/ rig hire / suit hire)
Please note: your personal gear may not be suitable for wingsuit jumping, hire kit is available on the dropzone (price not included in the course fee). The ideal main canopies are non-elliptical, such as Sabres, Silhouettes, Pilots, Safire’s or Spectres. Advice can be given prior to your trip so please feel free to contact us.
Some experience is needed before you can start wingsuiting for the first time.