by Andy Newell
Body-flight Basics breaks down the mechanics of skydiving and wind tunnel flying, presenting a definable structure that helps to bolster an individual’s body-flight progression. It also provides guidance and support to both novice and experienced body-flyers that wish to achieve their full potential in the aerial environment. No matter who you are or your current level of skill, this book is for all those who want to take their flying to the next level.
Starting with the fundamentals, it takes the reader all the way from achieving basic skills right through to mastering advanced vertical and angled flying styles. All skills and drills covered are (with some small amount of adjustment) transferable between the wind tunnel environment and the sky, making Body-flight Basics a valuable compendium for both tunnel flyers and skydivers alike.
It is primarily a technical book, but is written in a warm, conversational style making it relatable, fun and easy to follow. The book also includes introductory contributions from some of the world’s leading body-flight pioneers, making it as philosophically insightful as it is technically comprehensive. It is a book about us: who we are, and how we fly as individuals. There really is nothing else quite like it!