Development of Human Body Flight Public Deposited

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  • Human body flight is a relatively young sport with a largely undocumented history. Human body flight is an umbrella term for any sport involving maneuvering one’s body in a meaningful way through a column of relative wind. Human body flight includes skydiving, which was the origin of human body flight, as well as BASE jumping, wingsuiting, canopy flying, and indoor skydiving. The recent origin of skydiving as well as the fact that there are relatively few skydivers worldwide created a rich environment to write this thesis, which is likely the first attempt to record the recent history of sport skydiving and human body flight. The focus of this research was in-depth interviews with some of the most important skydivers to make contributions to the sport since its beginning in the 1950’s. These sources were used to document the development of human body flight as a sport and lay the foundation for historical documentation of skydiving. This thesis details the origin of skydiving, the major equipment changes that allowed the sport to flourish, the introduction of tandem skydiving and its effect on business and sport diversification, wingsuiting, indoor skydiving, and the effect of advertising on human body flight.
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