It’s not just for humans either.
On a related note,on May 27th, 2014, a dog called Whisper became the first wingsuit BASE jumping dog!And another interesting fact for you, the world record for BASE jump from the tallest building, was broken on April 21st of this year by two Frenchmen, Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet. They performed a staggering 828-metre jump from the top of the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, U.A.E.
The Nitty Gritty
Now hold up a second, before you grab your parachute and run to the nearest tall building to throw yourself off,there are many legalities that surround the BASE jumping world.Many of these legalitiesconcern the permission that is requiredto jump off a building in the first place, as well as the area that will be used for landing. If you access a building to BASE jump from the top,you could be charged with trespassingif you hadn’t received prior agreement from the owner.
How to Compete
To enter the BASE Jump Extreme World Championships,you must have performed a minimum of 150 BASE jumps,with at least ten of these being within three months of the event. You also have to get a reference so to speak from a known BASE jumper who can vouch for your skill and your safety level. So, you know what’s required, get practising! Or, you can stay on the ground and get your kick out of other things. A personal favourite of mine is crossing the road when the green man isn’t lit up.Taking risks on a daily basis!