Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight

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A B.A.S.E. jumper in wingsuit jumps off a cliff August 21, 2010, in Kjerag, Norway. Wingsuit cliff jumping is an advanced discipline, it makes human flight possible.

Matt Higgins describes the latest advances in aerial exploration—from skydiving to BASE jumping to wingsuit flying. He spoke with top pilots from around the globe to track the evolution of the wingsuit movement and the people who fly with them and, in an age of viral video, have planted the sport onto the world stage. Higgins writes about it in Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight.