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Wingsuit Deployments

The Next Level team share their thoughts on wingsuit openings

It is the part of the skydive where we have to be the most attentive and focused. Wingsuit cutaways are a really big deal.

Quote by Matt Gerdes

Wingsuit Deployments

Key Factors

  • Altiitude
  • Airspeed
  • Symmetry
  • Riser control

Deployment time

  • Flare
  • Level Off
  • Deploy


  • Stay symmetrical
  • Fly your body
  • Then fly your canopy!

More Information

Further details are in these related articles, by Matt Gerdes:

  1. Thinking about wingsuit openings
  2. Wingsuit deployments