Fraser Corsan and the Project Cirrus team have arrived in California and are finalizing plans for an epic wingsuit challenge supported by Fujitsu.
Sixteen years ago, Fraser Corsan, a Fujitsu business development manager in the UK, was one of only 15 wingsuit pilots globally. Now one of the most experienced wingsuit pilots in the world having racked up over 1,300 wingsuit jumps, Fraser has flown the distance from New York to Mumbai, experienced over two days of continuous freefall and fallen a vertical height equal to 108 times the distance from earth to space.
After months of preparation he is now attempting to break records and raise money for charity. You can see how he is preparing for this challenge of a lifetime in the video from Men’s Health below.
His challenge exemplifies what Fujitsu is about – technology and humans working together to achieve breakthrough results, safely and securely, innovating through technology to achieve more.
Higher, longer, faster, further
This is why Fujitsu is sponsoring his record attempt.
These next few days have been a lifetime in the making for Fraser, as he prepares to make 2 jumps in an attempt to break 4 wingsuit world records:
- Highest speed – faster than 234 mph
- Highest altitude – higher than 37,265 feet
- Furthest distance – further than 19 miles
- Longest time – longer than 9 minutes, 6 seconds
Yesterday Fraser embarked on his first record attempt out in California.
Between 6 and 7am US time, Fraser attempted his first jump to break the world records he set out to achieve. Unfortunately, the weather conditions were not in our favour as it was extremely hot (approx. 40 degrees) – but there was agreement it was certainly still worth the attempt. As predicted, the plane did not get up to altitude and Fraser was not able to break any of the records he set out on this occasion.
He however landed safely, is very positive and already looking to rectify elements for his second attempt on Saturday in Canada.
The production team have created a great piece detailing Fraser’s attempt which can be viewed here.