Sixteen years ago, Fraser Corsan was one of only 15 wingsuit pilots globally. Add all 1,300 of his wingsuit jumps together and he’s flown the distance from New York to Mumbai. He’s experienced over two days of continuous freefall. He’s fallen a vertical height equal to 108 times the distance from earth to space. But it will take all the experience, intelligence, strength and courage he can muster to conquer his greatest challenge yet: beat four wingsuit world records in two jumps and raise funds for SSAFA the Armed Forces charity.
On 12th May 1996, Fraser Corsan made his first parachute jump on static line from 3,500ft from a cold and windy North Devon Drop Zone. That initial jump had him hooked and several weeks later he made his first freefall, thus started a passion for freefall that would ultimately lead him to fly wingsuits. Over 1,300 wingsuit jumps, and 7,800 miles flown later; Fraser is taking on the challenge of a lifetime, travelling to the USA and Canada in May 2017 to make 2 jumps and to break four wingsuit world records and raise £1 million for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. Despite Fraser’s years of experience and qualifications, these world record breaking attempts require specialist skills, dedication and months of intensive training in a custom-built wingsuit built for speed and manoeuvrability. Whilst also addressing the challenges presented by extreme cold and the lack of Oxygen and low ambient pressure. Fraser has worked closely with the UK Armed Forces his entire career, and is passionate about lending a helping hand to SSAFA in the work they do supporting the Armed Forces, veterans and their families. It’s an ambitious goal. Break four world records. Change the lives of countless servicemen and their families for the better.
The World Record Attempts:
With a previous world record of 37,265ft, Fraser’s target is to jump from an altitude of over 40,000ft to break the world record, higher than the cruising altitude of a commercial airline. Fraser’s target is to fly for 10 minutes, beating the previous Guinness record of 9 minutes 6 seconds and the FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) record of 8 minutes and 28 seconds. The current record is 234mph. To reach Fraser’s target of 250mph, his wingsuit has been designed for optimum performance by Phoenix-Fly who are renowned for producing cutting edge high performance wingsuits. 19.01 miles. That’s the distance that Fraser will be chasing with an incredible target of 20miles. Fraser will be using a cutting-edge wingsuit design with the latest technology to stabilise and streamline his flight. You can find out more about Fraser and Project Cirrus at http://projectcirrus.com