Search

29 Jun 2022

Donadea brothers attempt to break wingsuit world record

The supersonic Duffys

Donadea brothers attempt to break wingsuit world record

The Duffy Brothers with Marc Daly

Donadea brothers Stephen and David Duffy will be part of the three-man Irish Wingsuit Team who will be attempting to break the World Record in the skies above Davis, California tomorrow, April 5.

The Kildare siblings will fly their wingsuits from an altitude in excess of 33,000 feet in temperatures of less than -55 degrees Celcius at speeds over 250 Kph.

Specialised life support systems are required to sustain life at these altitudes.

A wingsuit is a suit worn by skydivers to turn their bodies into the shape of a wing. These suits feature mainly in YouTube videos where people can be seen flying down the side of mountains. The three Irish dare devils will fly their wingsuits in the natural habitat of commercial jet aircraft.

If successful, this event will affirm Ireland's place in sports aviation history. This is all made possible by a number of supporters including the teams’ primary corporate partner Aer Lingus. The Kildare brothers will be joined by Marc Daly from County Armagh.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.