The vast blue expanse of the sky is behind him as he hurtles towards the ground. He is flying. Almost. He is Gajanand Yadava, a wing commander in the Indian Air Force and an accomplished skydiver. Wing Commander Yadava has just set a bunch of new national records related to skydiving and the Indian Air Force shared a thrilling video showcasing his mid-air feats.
Yadava set the new records in the field of wingsuit skydiving. Wingsuits are fabric-based appendages that help a skydiver to essentially “fly”. The suits do so by increasing the skydiver’s surface area with the help of fabric under their arms and between their legs. Think of a human with bat-like wings.
Now, Wing Commander Gajanand Yadava has set national-level records in wingsuit skydiving by jumping from different heights and by literally flying for several thousand feet towards the ground. Read More