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Skysurfing and Wingsuits

One thing I don’t believe is lay knowledge is that when you hit terminal velocity (when you’re no longer accelerating) during a skydive, the air you’re moving through becomes a fluid. This decreases greatly the likelihood of motion sickness and also gives you the benefit of having some power over how you fall.

One thing people enjoy doing is strapping a board to their feet and using it to surf across the air as they fall. You could, if you knew how, also swim through the air. You could wear a wingsuit like a flying squirrel and just glide over the Earth. A lot is possible granted you trust the science of your equipment…

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